Public holidays

Closure of Embassy counters

Please note that the counters at the Embassy of Switzerland in Colombo will remain closed from Monday, 21.12.2020 until Sunday 03.01.2021. However, the Embassy is always reachable in case of emergencies through the Helpline of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA

For Swiss citizens: In case of an emergency only (no visas), please call the helpline of the FDFA:

Helpline FDFA                                                                                                        Matters relating to consular services only (no visa matters)

Tel. +41 800 24-7-365 or                                                                                            Tel. +41 58 465 33 33                                                                                                      365 days a year – around the clock

From Monday, 04.01.2021, our regular services will be available to the public.


Embassy of Switzerland in Colombo Official Holidays 2021
* 01.01.2021 Friday  New Year
   14.01.2021  Thursday Tamil Thai Pongal Day 
   28.01.2021 Thursday Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day
  04.02.2021 Thursday  Sri Lanka National Day
  26.02.2021 Friday Nawam Full Moon Poya Day
   11.03.2021 Thursday Mahasivarathri Day
  02.04.2021 Friday Good Friday
  13.04.2021 Tuesday Day Prior to Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day
  14.04.2021 Wednesday Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day
  26.04.2021 Monday Bak Full Moon Poya Day
  14.05.2021 Friday Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramazan Festuval Day)
  26.05.2021 Wednesdsy  Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
  27.05.2021 Thursday Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
  24.06.2021 Thursday  Poson Full Moon Poya Day
  21.07.2021 Wednesday Id-Ul-Alha (Hadji Festival Day)
  23.07.2021 Friday Esala Full Moon Poya Day
  20.09.2021 Monday Binara Full Moon Poya Day
  19.10.2021 Tuesday Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday)
  20.10.2021 Wednesday Vap Full Moon Poya Day
  04.11.2021 Thursday Deepavali Festival Day
  18.11.2021 Thursday Ill Full Moon Poya Day
* 24.12.2021 Friday Prior Christmas
* 31.12.2021 Friday New Year 

* Swiss public holiday