Representative Office of Switzerland Ramallah
Travelling to Switzerland
Due to the epidemiological development, it is now possible for persons residing in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in possession of a valid Schengen visa issued prior to March 16, 2020, enter Switzerland from Israel given that the entry requirements are met at the time of entry at the Schengen border.
It is also possible for persons residing in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, who require a Schengen visa and who can enter Switzerland from Israel, to apply for a short stay Schengen visa of maximum 90 days in any 180-day period. All residents of the above mentioned territory who cannot travel from Israel to Switzerland will not be able to submit Schengen visa requests until further notice.
In response to COVID-19 pandemic, please note that air travelers must present a confirmation of a negative PCR test performed within the last 72 hours when entering Switzerland. Furthermore, an entry form must be completed prior to entry. Travelers may also be required to go into quarantine.
Please refer to FOPH travel advice.
Also kindly note that the issuance of Schengen visas on behalf of the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Estonia and the Republic of Slovenia is temporarily suspended until further notice.