Embassy of Switzerland in Azerbaijan

Embassy of Switzerland in Baku © FDFA
Embassy of Switzerland in Baku © FDFA

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.

The tasks of the embassy


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Swiss citizens travelling abroad are advised to register on the Travel Admin App of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) so that they can be contacted by the competent Embassy.

FDFA Focus Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (de, fr, it)

"What does the FDFA advise?"

Please consult the website of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health FOPH to be informed of the current situation and measures in place in Switzerland.

Entering Switzerland: 

ATTENTION: from 8 February 2021, when entering Switzerland by plane, a negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours must be presented. Moreover, an entry form has to be filled out (see chapter Coronavirus: Entering Switzerland).  

Other source of important information:

World Health Organization WHO

The borders of Azerbaijan are closed, but charter flights (e.g. with AZAL or Turkish Airlines) take place several times a week to Istanbul, from where regular flights to Switzerland  are available.  Please note that many airlines require a negative PCR test, which is not older than 48 hours, please follow the instructions of the airlines.


You can find more information on the situation and measures in Azerbaijan on the following websites: 


The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Website Koronavirusinfo.az


The Embassy of Switzerland in Baku is open and can be contacted according to the indications mentioned on the right hand side of the screen (e-mail, phone). Please take an appointment in advance, if you wish to visit the Embassy.

After official hours:

Helpline FDFA (Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland):

+41 800 247 365
+41 58 465 33 33

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Visa for Switzerland

Due to the current situation, relating to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Swiss Federal Council has decided on 18.03.2020  to suspend with immediate effect the issuance of all Schengen as well as national visa for Switzerland until 15.06.2020. From 15.06.2020, the situation is as follows:

Schengen, EU and EFTA countries: Switzerland has lifted the current entry restrictions on 15.06.2020 with regard to the Schengen, EU and EFTA states. Since then, normal entry requirements apply again to all citizens of a Schengen state, to persons with rights of free movement and to third-country nationals who do not require a visa and are already legally resident in the Schengen area.

Third countries: The Federal Council will decide on a regular basis and in consultation with the Schengen states on any relaxation of entry restrictions applicable to third countries. Until then, visa C applications for short stays under 90 days will only be authorized in cases of special necessity (as for example foreign health workers).

As from 6 July 2020 all COVID-19 related restrictions on the admission of employees and on stays of more than 90 days for third-country citizens are lifted. Such stays must be authorized by the competent cantonal migration office in advance.

All foreign nationals including citizens of EU/EFTA countries who are already holders of a Swiss residency permit, a cross border permit or of a legitimation card, can still enter Switzerland upon presentation of their valid residency permit. Swiss citizens can enter Switzerland at any time.

Public announcement of the Swiss Federal Council in German

Public announcement of the Swiss Federal Council in French

Public announcement of the Swiss Federal Council in Italian

For additional information please consult the questions and answers on entry and stay in Switzerland, the exceptions and suspension of visa by the State Secretariat for Migration

New: As of August 31, the original place of departure will be decisive for transit travellers to Switzerland:

See media reelase of of August 28, 2020. (PDF, 237.1 kB, English)

Appointments for consular issues:

If you wish to visit the Embassy, please take an appointment in advance by telephone or e-mail. Please send your written inquiries to baku@eda.admin.ch.


A greeting from the Ambassador

Job vacancies

Local job vacancies and admission requirements for internship programmes


Contact the responsible Swiss representation for identity papers, civil status, registration and deregistration, matters of civil status, etc...

Visa – Entry to and residence in Switzerland

Information on requirements to enter Switzerland and to take residence, procedure to submit an entry visa application, visa application form and fees


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