Embassy of Switzerland in Latvia

COVID-19

Travellers

For Swiss travellers in the Baltic countries

The Swiss Federal Council calls Swiss tourists and business travellers to return to Switzerland.

Due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in Europe, there are less options for leaving the Baltic States by commercial means of transport.

Follow the website of the Regional Consular Center in Stockholm which publishes an updated list of flight and ferry connections from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia to Switzerland on this page

Repatriation action of the FDFA (PDF, 118.2 kB, multilingual: German, French, Italian)

Entry/exit/transit restrictions for Swiss travellers are (to the Embassy's knowledge, subject to change at short notice):

Lithuania: Please follow the information regarding cross-border and domestic movements in Lithuania on this page.

Latvia: Transit at the moment possible

Estonia: Transit at the moment possible, as long as there are no symptoms

Travellers should organise their return journey independently as stipulated in Swiss legislation.  

Register your trip in the Travel Admin application in your smart phones. This would help the Swiss authorities to be in touch with you. 

Observe the rules set up by the local authorities:  

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia

Ministry of Health in Lithuania

Ministry of Social Affairs in Estonia

Follow the information about the situation in Switzerland at the website of the Federal Office of Public Health

Swiss citizens residing in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia

Letter from the Swiss Regional Consular Centre in Stockholm

Observe the rules set up by the local authorities and follow the webpages of the institutions in the respective countries as well as the web page of the Regional Consular Center in Stockholm.

Register with the Regional Consular Center in Stockholm, if you have not done so. This would help the Swiss authorities to be in touch with you.   

Swiss Embassy in Riga
Swiss Embassy in Riga © JanisPorietis

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

 

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador

Switzerland and Latvia

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...

News

Local and international news

Regional Consular Centre of the Embassy of Switzerland in Sweden renders consular services for the Baltic states

Consular services for Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are handled at the Regional Consular Centre of the Swiss embassy in Stockholm, Sweden. The centre is responsible for the Nordic and Baltic states since 2015.

Most of the consular services available to the Swiss diaspora in the Baltic countries are available by correspondence, thanks to the well-developed range of services. The consular centre in Stockholm provides the few remaining services that require a personal visit, such as registering biometric data for identity documents.

To minimise the cost to the person concerned, identity documents can be processed at any Swiss representation offering consular services or a cantonal passport office in Switzerland.

In addition, the FDFA has permanently expanded its online support. Please do not hesitate to contact the Consular Directorate's helpline in Bern for more information on +41-800-24-7-365 (available 24 hours every day of the year).