Consulate of Switzerland in Lusaka

This representation supports Swiss citizens who find themselves in need because of illness, an accident or theft while travelling. It also informs the responsible Swiss representation.

Please note that because this is an honorary representation without consular authority, it does not issue visas or Swiss passports.

You can find the responsible Swiss representation on the right of this page under “Consular district”.


Alert on Commercial Flights

Location: Zambia

This message serves to inform that international commercial flight options currently exist in Zambia.  

Swiss citizens who wish to return to Switzerland should make commercial arrangements. Ethiopian Airlines can be contacted on: +260 211 236 401/02/03 or +260 955 23 6401 and +260 979 821 971 or and

IMPORTANT: Please make sure that you have a quick onward flight from Addis Ababa! The Swiss government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Zambia at this time.

The Embassy also asks all tourists passing through Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia to register on the FDFA's Travel App so that contact can be established in case of an emergency.

Update of information regarding permits for Swiss citizens in Zambia  

The thirty (30) day immigration extension will apply to the applications for extensions for the nationals’ permits that may expire during the COVID-19 control period.

For urgent requests, kindly contact the FDFA Helpline (Tel. +41 800 24-7-365 / +41 58 465 33 33) or contact the Embassy of Switzerland to Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe on +263 24 270 3997, and