Embassy of Switzerland in Belgium

Important information COVID-19

Important information regarding the measures taken in Switzerland to contain COVID-19

Schengen area

People entering from the Schengen area are no longer required to quarantine. People who are not recovered or vaccinated and are arriving by plane are still required to present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test. These people must also continue to provide their contact details.

The following people can enter Switzerland without test, quarantine and without providing their contact details:

  • Vaccinated people with a vaccine approved in Switzerland or by the European Medicines Agency EMA  for a period of 12 months after being fully vaccinated.
  • Recovered people for a period of six months from the 11th day after confirmation of contamination.
  • Children under the age of 16.
  • Passengers in transit by car (from one Schengen state for the purpose of continuing their journey in another Schengen state)

People entering from a state or territory where a SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern is circulating or from a third-country should inform themselves on the website of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

Keep yourself informed about the situation in Switzerland as it can change constantly. It is therefore important to regularly consult the website of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the Federal Council.

Federal Office of Public Health - Travelcheck

 

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Important information regarding the measures taken in Belgium to contain COVID-19

Detailed and updated information on the measures taken in Belgium is available via the following links:

www.info-coronavirus.be
www.diplomatie.belgium.be

Switzerland-EU Institutional Agreement

No signing of Swiss–EU institutional agreement

At its meeting on 26 May 2021, the Federal Council undertook an overall evaluation of the outcome of the negotiations on the institutional framework agreement (InstA).

#SwissEUrelations – a first rank partnership

The European Union is Switzerland’s most important partner by far and effective cooperation is therefore vitally important. This video presents facts and figures about the close economic and human relations between Switzerland and the European Union. #SwissEUrelations #MoreThanNeighbors

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.

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Welcome

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Switzerland and Belgium

Swiss diplomacy and engagement in the fields of education, culture and the economy

Services

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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

Academic internships

The Embassy of Switzerland in Brussels regularly offers internships of 5 to 6 months (de/fr)