Embassy of Switzerland in Serbia
Restricted operation of the Swiss Embassy in Belgrade
Due to three confirmed COVID 19 cases, the Swiss Embassy in Belgrade is temporarily suspending some services at the counter. The embassy is testing all its staff for the corona virus. Until the embassy can resume full operations, employees will be working from home. The consular services can also be accessed via the online-desk.
Travel information and tips
- continue to refrain from non-urgent travel abroad.
- Tourist trips to Switzerland are still NOT possible, and no visas will be issued for them. Please refer to the information provided by the relevant authorities in Switzerland.
- Ask your travel agent or your travel insurance about existing return travel options.
- Be cautious with providers of privately organized international coach tours. International travel is still severely restricted, as is the crossing of national borders without special permits and documents. The possibilities of this Embassy to help promptly with problems at the borders are extremely limited.
Entry requirements for Serbia
To contain the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), Serbia has imposed numerous entry and exit restrictions and travel restrictions within the country. The regulations are constantly changing.
For the currently valid regulations in Serbia, please refer to the information provided by the responsible Serbian authorities or contact the Serbian Embassy in Bern if you have any questions.
The homepage of the Serbian government provides information on entry requirements and current figures.
COVID-19: Switzerland’s continuous support to Serbia
Based on our long-lasting partnership, we stand ready to support Serbia in the current crisis with specific means. Switzerland provides up to 600,000 EUR to take immediate actions. In line with our cooperation so far, our focus will be on the most vulnerable within the Serbian society.
The current crisis challenges countries around the globe. Switzerland is one of the hardest hit in Europe. And still, we remain committed to our partner countries, also in the long run. We have been contributing to Serbia’s economic and social development so far and we will continue to do so. Once the time has come, we will work side by side with the Government of Serbia to alleviate the social and economic consequences of the current crisis.
The visa section of the Swiss Embassy remains closed until June 15th 2020.
For Swiss citizens only: a visit to the counter of the Embassy of Switzerland is possible only with appointment by e-mail: email@example.com
Corona virus: restrictions for travelers from Switzerland
On 19 March the Government of the Republic of Serbia has passed additional measures to avert the spread of coronavirus. All border crossings for passenger traffic are closed as of 20 March at 8AM, including air, road, railway and water traffic. A temporary ban has been issued for persons coming from a number of countries, including Switzerland. The Swiss Embassy is in close contact with the Serbian authorities regarding these new developments and carefully assesses the situation. For the Swiss citizens, please carefully read the important notice published above. Citizens wishing to receive more information in relation to COVID-19 are invited to contact either the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia (+381 64 89 45 235) or the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (+41 58 463 00 00).
We also recommend that all Swiss nationals in Serbia follow the recommendations of the Federal Office of Public Health (Switzerland), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the FDFA travel advice “Focus Corona Virus (2019-nCOV)”:
FDFA Travel Advice, Focus Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), in German, French, Italian
As the official representation of Switzerland, the Embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic, financial and legal affairs, as well as science, education and culture.
- Consulate General of Switzerland in Montenegro
- Magazine for Swiss Abroad
- Living in Serbia (de/fr)
- Federal Office for Migration
- Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
- Belgrad, Swiss Ambassador Jean-Daniel Ruch says a priority of the Swiss OSCE chairmanship are stronger ties with civil society and promotion of its active involvement
- Swiss OSCE Chairmanship and OSCE Mission to Serbia support regional dialogue of civil society on torture prevention and fight against hate crime
- Switzerland chairs the OSCE in 2014
- Swiss-Serbian chamber of commerce
Swiss Education, Culture and Arts
- Swiss Learning
- Studying in Switzerland
- Swiss Hotel Schools Association
- Swiss Culture and Arts
Current announcement on advanced studies
- The faculty of Economic and Social Sciences of the University of Geneva,2 weeks training on: Modern Management for Non Profit Organization
- Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration of Lausanne, one year program: Public Administration and Management
- EUROPAINSTITUT of Basel: Advanced Studies in European Integration
Information about Switzerland
- Switzerland Tourism
- The Swiss Portal
- MeteoSuisse (de)
- Holidays in Switzerland
- The electronic phone book