Embassy of Switzerland in Tanzania
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
For information related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) kindly consult the information and directives of the local authorities and the recommendations of the World Health Organisation WHO.
In Switzerland, the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH informs in regards to the Novel Coronavirus and publishes travel advice accordingly.
Travel Advice FDFA
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.
Returning to Switzerland
Announcement from Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) from 18.05.2020:
Effective 18 May 2020, the suspension of international passenger flights into and out of Tanzania has been lifted.
All travelers entering Tanzania will be subjected to enhanced screening for COVID-19 infection. There will be no mandatory quarantine.
The Embassy recommends all travelers to check flights availability with their airline office or their travel agent.
The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs requests Swiss travellers abroad to register now on the Travel Admin App.
For urgent requests, kindly contact the Embassy or the FDFA Helpline:
+41 800 247 365
+41 584 653 333
Visa Information - Entry to Switzerland
On 18 March 2020, the Swiss Federal Council decided, that entry at the Schengen external borders is generally prohibited with few exceptions. Switzerland follows the practice of the other Schengen states. Until 15th June 2020, Switzerland will also no longer issue Schengen visas. National visas will also only be issued in exceptional cases, for example to family members of Swiss citizens with a right of presence in Switzerland who require a visa and to specialists from the health sector.
For additional information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration SEM.
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.