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Embassy of Switzerland in Sri Lanka
New Entry Regulations for Switzerland (valid from 04.12.2021)
On 03.12.2021, the Federal Council adapted the border sanitary measures it had taken to slow down the spread of the Omikron virus variant in Switzerland as far as possible.
The changes will come into force on 04.12.2021, 00:00.
All entries on the list of states or territories with a virus variant of concern in Annex 1 of the Covid Regulation on the international movement of persons will be deleted. There is therefore no longer an entry quarantine.
A stricter testing obligation now applies upon entry. This testing obligation also applies to vaccinated and recovered persons and regardless of the country of origin (with the exception of the border regions of neighbouring countries). In addition to a PCR test before entry, a second test (PCR test or rapid antigen test) must be carried out between the fourth and seventh day after entry into Switzerland.
Exceptions apply for cross-border commuters and persons entering Switzerland from border regions. You do not have to fill out a contact form or take a test.
We would like to refer you to the media release, the FAQs in the appendix and the FOPH and SEM pages for further information:
New rules on entering Switzerland (from 20.09.2021)
Everyone entering Switzerland must present a completed entry form (rare exceptions may apply, please refer to art. 3 of the COVID-19 Ordinance on International Passenger Transport). It is important to fill out the electronic entry form on a computer or smartphone at the earliest 48 hours before the travel in order to receive a QR code by email. This code needs to be kept at hand for inspection upon arrival in Switzerland.
The controlling authority can impose a fine if the entry form is not completed or if the information provided is false.
Entry regulations Switzerland
For details please refer to the webpage of the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration SEM.
Additional and more detailed information can be found on the Federal Office of Public Health webpage.
The Covid-19 Pandemic induced a change in the Embassy’s working protocols, which impacts our services to the public. As a consequence delays can be expected in the delivery of our guaranteed services. We apologize for any inconveniences.
The Embassy also had to take protective measures for close contact services. As such the Embassy currently only receives clients with urgent matters at the counter and only by appointment. For all service requests and appointments, please contact the Embassy by email. In case of an emergency outside the opening hours, you can contact the Helpline of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA around the clock.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
COVID-19 : Important information
Swiss Travelers in Sri Lanka and the Maldives should register on TravelAdmin. The data collected will facilitate the evaluation of the presence of Swiss citizens in the respective countries.
Please regularly consult the travel advice of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA.
All Swiss citizens in Sri Lanka and the Maldives are advised to follow the instructions and recommendations of the respective local authorities.
Should you plan to travel out of Sri Lanka or the Maldives, please contact the airlines directly. Also, please visit the following webpages regularly for updates on flights:
www.caa.lk (Sri Lankan Civil Aviation Authorities)
www.sltda.gov.lk (Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority)
www.caa.gov.mv (Maldivian Civil Aviation Authorities)
www.iata.com (International Air Traffic Association)
If you have further questions, please direct your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org . Further, you may also contact the Helpline of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (Tel. +41 800 24-7-365 / +41 58 465 33 33). In an emergency, the FDFA Helpline can be contacted around the clock.
For health related questions or needs, please consult with your physician, hospital and the local authorities. For Swiss sources, you may consult information of the Federal Office of Public Health FHPO. The FHPO has a hotline, available 24/7, for your questions: +41 58 463 00 00.
For regular updates on the situation in Sri Lanka related to Covid-19, you can go to the following webpage:
For regular updates on the situation in the Maldives related to Covid-19, you can go to the following webpage:
What does the FDFA advise?
Many Swiss nationals travelling abroad - during a pandemic - ask the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA for recommendations and advice: questions and answers.
Covid-19 vaccination for Swiss citizens living abroad
For the Swiss citizens abroad, the vaccination strategy of their country of residence applies, i.e. any vaccinations are carried out at their place of residence abroad in accordance with the regulations of their country of residence.
Information on the Covid vaccination for Swiss citizens living abroad can be found on the website of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad OSA.
In Switzerland, the Federal Office of Public Health FHPO informs the public regarding COVID-19.
The Government of Liechtenstein informs regarding the COVID-19 situation in Liechtenstein.