All delegates are required to possess a valid passport to enter into Switzerland. Participants are advised to enquire at least 30 days before the date of the meeting at the nearest Swiss Diplomatic Mission whether a visa is required to enter Switzerland. A visa is not required if you hold a passport from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa, whether visiting as a tourist or on business. Citizens of the EU, Norway and Iceland may also enter Switzerland without a visa. A maximum three-month stay applies, although passports are rarely stamped. Citizens of several African, Asian and Arab countries, plus Eastern European and Balkan states, require a visa.
Delegates are responsible for arranging their visa, if required. For details regarding visa requirements for entering Switzerland, please refer to the Website of the Swiss Federal Office for Migration (www.eda.admin.ch) and click 'Services'.
An overview about countries that need a visa is given here: