Why Online Registration for travelling abroad?
You and your family members have the possibility to enter the dates of your holiday and business trips abroad (short stays) on this portal. This information will help the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs locate and contact you more rapidly if a serious crisis occurs abroad. You will receive a warning if the security situation in a region suddenly deteriorates drastically.
However, Online Registration is not an early warning system for natural catastrophes such as earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, etc. Always follow the warnings and instructions of the local authorities in such situations.
Preparing your trip well is still essential, even with this online registration. Read the FDFA’s travel advice (available in German, French or Italian) for your country of destination and the general travel advice sections, including tips for before you leave and during your trip. Receive all the updates on the FDFA's travel advice by subscribing to the free email service. The travel advice are available in German, French and Italian. Follow us on Twitter to stay informed about the most important changes to the travel advice.
It is worthwhile taking out full travel insurance. In certain cases it will cover medical costs, costs of cancelling or rebooking your trip and will support you if your money or passport is stolen, or if you have an accident during your trip abroad, as well as in other unforeseen circumstances. The services provided are set out in the individual contracts.
If you intend to settle somewhere abroad permanently, please contact the relevant Swiss representation abroad.
Travel Admin App
Travel with the Travel Admin App! Simply upload the app on your smartphone free of charge to obtain up-to-date information on the current security situation at your travel destination and to have the addresses of Swiss embassies and consulates at your fingertips.