Embassy of Switzerland in Colombia

Travel to Switzerland

The Schengen Area remains closed to tourists from third countries. Foreigners and non-resident aliens are only authorized to travel to Switzerland in exceptional cases (medical, family and other emergencies). To see what rules apply to your own particular situation when entering Switzerland, consult the online Travelcheck. These hardship cases are handled individually by the embassy upon request. However, due to the Covid-19 situation, the Embassy's capacity is limited and longer response times are to be expected.

Please note that a negative PCR test carried out within 72 hours of departure is required for entry into Switzerland..

Find out on the website of the Federal Office of Health (FSO) about the current provisions regulating entry into Switzerland due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

La Embajada de Suiza en Colombia sigue de cerca la evolución de la pandemia COVID-19. El estado de emergencia sanitaria ha sido prolongado hasta el 30 de noviembre 2021. 

A los viajeros

El 23 de junio de 2021, el Consejo Federal decidió levantar las restricciones de entrada para los nacionales de terceros países vacunados de forma demostrable.

Para los nacionales de terceros países vacunados, se volverá a aplicar la normativa de entrada ordinaria a partir del 26 de junio de 2021. Consulte el sitio Travelcheck para conocer las condiciones de entrada según su situación personal.

El Departamento Federal de Relaciones Exteriores (FDFA) invita a todos los ciudadanos suizos que viajan al extranjero a registrarse en la aplicación Travel Admin app.

Servicios de la Embajada

La Embajada continúa operativa, pero la comunicación se realiza a través del correo electrónico bogota@eda.admin.ch. En casos consulares urgentes, se puede otorgar una cita personal en ventanilla (convenida de antemano por correo electrónico o por teléfono), en los siguientes horarios: lunes a jueves de las 08h00 hasta 12h30 y de las 13h45 hasta 17h00. El viernes de las 08h00 hasta 13h00.

Informaciones generales

La Embajada recomienda a la comunidad suiza en Colombia seguir las directivas y recomendaciones de las autoridades locales para la prevención y tratamiento del COVID-19. En caso de dudas, pueden dirigirse a la página Ministerio de Salud de Colombia sobre el tema.

En Suiza, el órgano competente es la Oficina federal de la Sanidad Pública, quien se encuentra informando constantemente acerca de la situación en nuestro país en su página web.

Contactos útiles

The embassy premises in Bogota
Embassy of Switzerland in Bogotá © Ximena López Arias

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 

Warning: False information about the Swiss pension system are circulating on the web

The Embassy of Switzerland in Colombia abroad officially denies the information circulating on certain websites about alleged beneficial pensions that Latin American citizens could obtain in Switzerland. This false publicity refers to a so-called clause in the Swiss Constitution that would allow foreigners to access to high pensions. Please ignore this erroneous information that has no truthfulness. We recommend that you are being cautious about sharing your personal data with third parties.

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador

Switzerland and Colombia

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

Services

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

Newsletter

The Swiss embassy publishes a newsletter containing information on culture, science and politics

News

Local and international news and events related to the country

Detailed information can be found on the Spanish page.