Embassy of Switzerland in Saudi Arabia

Embassy of Switzerland in Saudi Arabia
Embassy of Switzerland in Riyadh ©FDFA

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


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – information

From May 31, 2020, the Embassy of Switzerland in Saudi Arabia is open to Swiss Citizens for urgent matters, during normal opening hours (Sun-Thu 8:00am-11:30am) or by phone during working hours (Sun-Wed 7:30-16:30, Thu 7:30-14:00). In case of need outside the opening hours, Swiss citizens can contact the FDFA Helpline: +41 800 247 365 or +41 58 465 33 33, email helpline@eda.admin.ch

Closure of the Schengen Area

In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Council (Government) of Switzerland has decided to suspend the issuing of Schengen visas to third-country nationals as of 19 March 2020. Persons from third countries, including Saudi Arabia, are not allowed to enter Switzerland.

The visa counters of the Embassy and of our partner VFS Global remain closed.  No Schengen visas are being issued for the time being.

Saudi citizens who are in a situation of extreme necessity and have to travel to Switzerland, need a special authorization from the Embassy of Switzerland to enter Switzerland even if they have a valid Schengen visa.

If you wish to receive such an authorization, please contact the Visa Section of the Embassy by email: riyadh.visa@eda.admin.ch

Swiss nationals and holders of a Swiss residence permit B or C; citizens of a Member State of the European Union are allowed to enter Switzerland.

For information on the Coronavirus and the current situation, the following links may be useful:

Saudi Press Agency

Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia

Federal Office of Public Health




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