- Visa exemption for Australian foreign nationals
- Swiss nationals qualify for the Australian Work and Holiday Program
The government of Switzerland announced that Australian foreign nationals will be allowed to enter Switzerland without an entry visa beginning January 1, 2022, for non-productive activities. Currently, Australian foreign nationals requiring an entry visa are permitted a short stay in Switzerland for a maximum of 90 days. Australian foreign nationals will still be required to obtain a work permit if they plan to stay in Switzerland for more than three months or work in Switzerland. Travelers are subject to existing regulations, including evidencing the financial means to support their stay.
Beginning January 1, 2022, Swiss nationals will also access the Australian Work and Holiday program, a temporary short-term visa that allows select foreign nationals to visit Australia for tourism, short-term work, and study and cultural purposes.
What are the Changes?
In January 2022, Australian foreign nationals will be allowed to enter Switzerland without an entry visa for non-productive activities. Swiss citizens will be permitted to apply for the Australian Work and Holiday Program.
Continue to check the government of Switzerland website for additional updates and information.