Embassy of Switzerland in Romania

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

 

Romanian citizens are allowed to travel to Switzerland

In light of the recent information published on different media outlets in Switzerland and in Romania, we would like to confirm that Romanian citizens ARE ALLOWED to travel to Switzerland as of June 15th 2020.

More information, SEM

From 15 June, full free movement of persons will once again apply with all EU/EFTA states and the United Kingdom. All EU states with the exception of Bulgaria, Ireland, Croatia, Romania and Cyprus belong to the Schengen area. Although the UK is not part of the Schengen area either, the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons continues to apply there until 31 December 2020. These six countries will remain on the high-risk list after 15 June, which means that restrictions will continue to apply to third country nationals wishing to enter Switzerland from these countries. However, persons with rights of free movement will be allowed to enter Switzerland again from 15 June; this includes citizens of these six countries, their family members regardless of their nationality and third-country nationals who are posted to Switzerland for a maximum of 90 days in any year by a company based in these countries.

Novel Coronavirus

For information related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) kindly consult the information and directives of the local authorities (www.ms.ro and www.mae.ro) and the recommendations of the World Health Organization WHO

On state level, the Federal Office of Public Health of Switzerland FHPO informs in regards to the Novel Coronavirus and publishes travel advice accordingly.

The Travel Advice FDFA (in German, French and Italian) offers travelers basic information for travel preparation by informing on possible risks and certain precautions. They are to be considered as a complementary source of information.

For urgent requests, kindly contact the FDFA Helpline  (Tel. +41 800 24-7-365 / +41 58 465 33 33) or contact the Swiss representation in Bucharest.  

Services and visa

All consular services and visa support for people resident in Romania and Bulgaria are provided by the Regional Consular Centre South-eastern Europe Bucharest. Information can be found on the websites concerned:

Romania
Bulgaria

Newsletter

The Swiss embassy and the Swiss Contribution Office for Romania publish a newsletter containing information on culture, science and politics

News

Local and international news and events related to the country

Switzerland and Romania

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

Swiss Contribution Office Bucharest

Coordinates funding and projects on the ground