From the Embassy of Switzerland in the United States of America

 

Dear Citizens of Switzerland and Liechtenstein, I hope this message finds you safe and healthy.

The past several months dealing with Covid-19 have been long, arduous and isolating. Thanks to the increase in vaccinations and the persistent observation of sanitary measures, we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel! Additionally, it has been great to cheer on the Swiss National soccer team in the Euro 2020 tournament…Hopp Schwiiz!!

Based on the recent announcement by the Swiss Federal Council, please find below the related updates in regard to COVID-19 for travelers entering Switzerland from the United States.

Effective June 26, 2021, the USA is no longer considered a high-risk country, and therefore, the regular entry conditions apply.


To see what rules apply to your own personal situation when entering Switzerland please consult the online travel check.

Mandatory for all airline passengers traveling from the USA to Switzerland:

Electronic entry form for all incoming travelers (no exceptions)

 Present one of the following medical documents (traveler older than 16 years):

- a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that you were fully vaccinated within the last 12 months with an approved vaccine (CDC card accepted)

- a negative COVID-19 PCR test, taken no more than 72 hours (time of specimen collection) before departure

- a positive COVID-19 test result of a test taken within the last 6 months and a COVID-19 recovery medical certificate.

Children under the age of 16 are not required to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test on entering Switzerland. They are exempt from the test requirement on boarding and from the test requirement at the Swiss border.

Travelers arriving in Switzerland from the USA do not have to go into quarantine (FOPH).


For further information, please see the website of the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH or State Secretariat of Migration.

My sincere hope is that we can continue to return to a more normative way of life.

The Embassy of Switzerland is open for all services to Swiss citizens by appointment.

For passport appointments, please register your application directly at the Swiss passport application system or via www.schweizerpass.ch. For all other services please contact the Embassy by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and briefly describe your need.

 

Stay safe and I wish you a wonderful summer! Sincerely,

 

Jacques Pitteloud Ambassador

Embassy of Switzerland in the United States of America

2201 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., #300, Washington D.C. 20007-4105, USA

Phone +1 (202) 745 7900

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            The Swiss Club of Central Indiana was founded in 1979 by Frieda Nyhart and a small group of Indianapolis residents of Swiss descent; their purpose is to provide an organization where Swiss nationals and Swiss-Americans could preserve and maintain their national heritage. The club also strives to provide information on the heritage, traditions, and customs of Switzerland to schools, youth groups, civic organizations, and individuals in the Indianapolis, area. Club members also provide hospitality and assistance to Swiss visitors in our city.

            With between 30-50 members, the Swiss Club centers its activities around several events every year:  The Swiss Club General Assembly (with club elections) in late spring: the First of August (Swiss Independence Day) Celebration; the International Festival (in Indianapolis), and the Columbus, Indiana, International Street Festival, both in the fall; the early-winter Raclette Dinner; the traditional Christmas Party and the Annual Fondue Party in early-spring.  Other scheduled activities might include wine-tasting gatherings, involvement in local civic/ethnic happenings, or all-day or overnight excursions to Swiss events in other cities.

Annual dues are $35 per family or $18 per single member; the club does not mount any special fundraising activities aside from its merchandise booths at the International Festivals in Indianapolis and Columbus.  Membership is open to all and is not restricted to those of Swiss ancestry or citizenship.  An informal newsletter is mailed to members several times a year to keep them abreast of scheduled events.

            On September 2, 2004, Mr. Andreas S. Weber was appointed the new Swiss Honorary Consul for Indianapolis.  Mr. Weber replaces retired Honorary Consul Frieda Nyhart, the first woman Honorary Consul in the United States, and among the founders of the Swiss Club of Central Indiana.  Mr. Weber is the president of REGO-FIX Tool Corporation, a family-owned Swiss-based company in Indianapolis.  He is also the president of the Swiss Machine Tool Society and a member of the Swiss Club.  The address of the Consulate of Switzerland in Indianapolis is given below.

            The Swiss Club of Central Indiana is registered as a non-profit organization.  For more information about the Swiss Club or to request a membership application, please contact Claude Desmeules, President, or Katherine Desmeules, Secretary of the Swiss Club of Central Indiana.

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