Embassy of Switzerland in Oman
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.
COVID-19: Important information for travellers from Oman to Switzerland
The Swiss Federal Council has decided to further ease the rules and sanitary measures at the border for people entering Switzerland. This move takes account of positive developments in the epidemiological situation and progress with vaccinations.
People who can prove that they have been fully vaccinated and have a valid Schengen visa can enter Switzerland from a country outside the Schengen area without being subject to a test or quarantine requirement. Vaccines recognized by Switzerland are those authorized by WHO; AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer BionTech, Sinopharm and Sinovac. Children below the age of 18 do not have to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test upon entering Switzerland.
New Schengen visa for Omani citizens and residents can be issued trough VFS Global Oman; the joint visa application centre for the Netherlands in Muscat. The Netherlands Embassy in Muscat is representing Switzerland in terms of Schengen visas in the Sultanate of Oman.
Visa issuance takes at least 2 to 3 weeks. The visa activity is resuming gradually, this new post-crisis situation will inevitably create a waiting time to get an appointment – we apologize for this.
Important to check before travelling:
- Visit the Travelcheck website, which allows you to check whether and under what conditions you can enter Switzerland.
- Persons travelling by airplane to Switzerland may be required to produce a confirmation of a negative PCR test result at check-in. Please check directly with your airline.
- Quarantine requirements may change in the future. Persons travelling to Switzerland from Oman may be required to go into quarantine. For real time updates, please visit Coronavirus: Entering Switzerland
For more details and updates, please check Entry and Stay in Switzerland.
COVID-19: Important information for Swiss travelers in the Sultanate of Oman
The World Health Organization declared the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic. There is a risk of infection in all regions of the world. The Federal Council therefore recommends to avoid non-urgent travel abroad.
Please register on the Travel Admin App (Itineris). If you are currently traveling in Oman as a tourist (not intended for permanent residents), please log in so that the Embassy of Switzerland in Oman can contact you if necessary. Please make sure that the date of your trip is updated. After returning to Switzerland, please delete all details of your trip log in the app or online.
Situation in Oman:
The Sultanate of Oman has announced the re-issuance of tourist visas starting from September, 1, 2021 for travelers coming from all over the world who have been fully vaccinated with COVID 19 vaccines approved in the Sultanate.
The homepage of the Ministry of Health provides information on the developments in the situation regarding the Corona virus in Oman. The “Tarassud+” app or Instagram under the account @omanimoh also provide accurate and timely information. The Ministry of Health's hotline (call center) can be reached on +968 2444 1999.
Passengers arriving in Oman have to comply with specific regulations with regards to COVID-19. The details can be found on the website of Oman Airports
The Muscat International Airport hotline is also available for general information on air traffic: +968 2435 1234.
The situation regarding coronavirus in Oman, like everywhere, is changing rapidly. Therefore, please keep yourself informed about further measures of the Omani government on these channels.
Information about the COVID19 situation and travel advice:
- Travel advice from FDFA, Focus Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), in German, French and Italian.
- Frequently asked questions
- Federal Office of Public Health for the current situation and measures in Switzerland. Infoline Coronavirus Switzerland: +41 58 463 00 00
Further relevant sources of information can be found here:
Services and visa
All consular services and long term visa are provided by the Embassy of Switzerland in Saudi Arabia.
Short term Schengen visa to Switzerland are provided by the VFS Joint Visa Application Centre for the Netherlands Embassy in Muscat Oman.