Visa waiver agreements for standard passports

Visa waiver agreements govern the reciprocal exemption from the visa requirement for holders of standard passports for non-working stays of up to 90 days within a180-day period.

By participating in Schengen, Switzerland has pledged to follow the same rules and practices as the European Union (EU) for issuing visas for stays of less than three months. If the EU signs a visa waiver agreement with a third country, Switzerland is obliged under Schengen to waive the visa requirement for citizens of the country in question as well. However, as Switzerland is not a member of the EU, Swiss citizens are not included in the EU’s visa waiver agreements. So as to guarantee freedom of travel for Swiss citizens on a treaty basis, Switzerland seeks to conclude its own bilateral visa waiver agreements.

Signed agreements

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Last modification 15.04.2024

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