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NATO Contact Point Embassy: Lecture by Chargé d'Affaires a. i. Jiří Ellinger for NATO Defence College


Switzerland was one of the destinations of a short stay of NATO Defence College students in Rome. During their visit, CDA a.i. Jiří Ellinger gave a lecture on the current security situation in Europe and on the scope of activities of the NATO… more ►

NATO Contact Point Embassy: "The future of NATO in the light of the Russian war in Ukraine"


As part of its activities as Contact Point Embassy to Switzerland, the Czech Embassy organized on 5 May 2023 a discussion of Ambassador Ivan Počuch, Director of the Security Policy Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech… more ►

Petr Pavel inaugurated as new Czech president


Czechia has a new president – Petr Pavel, a former army general who has extensive experience in military and international relations. President Pavel's inauguration ceremony took place on 9th March 2023, marking the start of his presidency… more ►

Humanitarian Aid from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Helped Ukrainian Refugees with Shelter and Medical Care


The Czech Republic has actively been providing aid to Ukraine since the first day of Russian aggression. In addition to supplying weapons and military equipment and receiving hundreds of thousands of refugees or voluntary collections of citizens… more ►

Czechia sends hundreds of heavy military systems worth tens of billions to Ukraine during the first year of Russian invasion


In the first year of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Czechia has delivered dozens of tanks, combat and armoured vehicles and other heavy military systems to Ukraine. Roughly one third of the material came from the Czech Army, the rest was… more ►

Consular and Travel Information

Opening hours for the Public: Monday - Friday before noon (excluding Czech national Holidays) - It is necessary to make an appointment with us in advance by e-mail. more ►

Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies 2023


Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies (hereinafter referred to as "SSSS“) are study courses organized by several public universities in the Czech Republic. Courses are held annually during the summer months (July, August, September). Their… more ►

Czech scholarships for Swiss students for the academic year 2023/2024


The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (MEYS) offers two scholarships to Swiss nationals within the framework of an intergovernmental exchange program concluded with the Swiss Confederation. These scholarships are… more ►

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bern assumes the role of NATO Contact Point Embassy in Switzerland


On 10 January, the Czech Republic officially took over the role of NATO Contact Point Embassy in Switzerland from Canada for the period 2023-2024. The role of the NATO Contact Point Embassy in Bern is to contribute to the relationship between… more ►

Future Forces Forum 2022


From 19 to 21 October 2022 the 14th edition of FUTURE FORCES FORUM /FFF/ will take place in Prague more ►

Invitation to the MSV International Engineering Fair in Brno, from 4 to 7 October 2022


We would like to cordially invite you to the 63rd edition of the MSV International Engineering Fair which will take place in Brno, the Czech Republic, from 4 to 7 October 2022. MSV is the largest and most important industrial fair in Central… more ►

Entry into the territory of the Czech Republic


All persons traveling to the territory of the Czech Republic from Switzerland and Liechtenstein can enter into the territory of the Czech Republic without any restrictions. They are not required to complete an electronic Passenger Locator Form… more ►

The Czech Republic opened a new Honorary Consulate in Lausanne headed by Mr Petr Kotal


Mr Petr Kotal has been appointed the Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic in Lausanne. The Honorary Consulate will be responsible for the francophone cantons of Vaud, Geneva, Jura, Neuchâtel, Valais and Fribourg. more ►

Minister Jan Lipavský held talks with the Liechtenstein Foreign Minister on Ukraine and the EU Council


Minister Jan Lipavský mainly discussed support for Ukraine with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Education and Sports of Liechtenstein, Dominique Hasler. During her visit to Prague on 18 - 19 May 2022. Czech Foreign Minister informed her about… more ►

Tomas Bata University Summer Schools 2022


Tomas Bata University in Zlín is organising two-week courses for people all over the world. Participants can choose from variety of courses in different fields. All courses last from 8 to 19 August 2022, therefore participants can sign to one… more ►

Academy of Fine Arts in Prague opens a new Master degree program „Art in Context“ in English


Art in Context is an entirely new accredited small-scale international MFA program aimed at deepening students’ skills & collaborative competencies in art practices across various visual arts media and theory. more ►

Broadway Palace – extraordinary cultural monument in the centre of Prague and unique investment opportunity


The Czech Office for Government Representation in Property Matters (ÚZSVM) offers in the second competitive tendering the Broadway Palace for sale in an electronic auction. The new owner will not only get large office space right in the centre… more ►

Commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the passing of President Václav Havel


The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bern and the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations Office, together with Marcela Bideau, Chair of the Swiss branch of the Olga Havel Goodwill Committee and vice-president of the Geneva… more ►

Invitation for the 50th International Children´s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice 2022


The Czech Embassy in Bern cordially invites children and teachers to participate in the 50th International Children´s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice (ICEFA) 2022. more ►

Restart of the trade fairs in Brno Exhibition Center after an annual break


Press release, August 19, 2021 The increase in herd immunity in the Czech Republic and in Europe is a good signal for the restart of trade fair and congress events in the Brno Exhibition Center. “Trade fairs are a part of business life… more ►

Interview with the Czech Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein


Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein Kateřina Fialková spoke in an interview with Barbara John from the HST-Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-Czech Republic about relations with Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Czech compatriots, cooperation… more ►

Czechia will reduce and cap the number of Russian embassy workers


The Russian Federation did not respond to the Czech request to return staff to the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Moscow. Therefore, pursuant to Art. 11 of the Vienna Convention, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs decided to reduce and cap the… more ►

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on current developments in Czech-Russian relations


The available evidence clearly indicates that Russian intelligence officers were behind the explosions in the ammunition warehouse in Vrbětice. This is not only a serious crime that has led to the loss of innocent Czech lives, a general threat,… more ►

Operations of the consular section


The Consular Section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic Bern has a new appointment system. The usual walk-in service has been suspended until further notice. more ►

The Geopolitical Studies programme at Charles University in Prague


Geopolitical studies is a two-year long multidisciplinary programme in English introduced by the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University offering students a chance to learn from renowned academics and experts. The programme focuses… more ►

Booklet 25 years of the Czech Republic´s OECD membership


On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Czech Republic's membership of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in December 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, in cooperation with other… more ►

Minister Petříček in Bern discussed strengthening trade and bilateral relations between Switzerland and the Czech Republic


Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomáš Petříček met with his Swiss counterpart Ignazio Cassis on Tuesday, 6 October 2020 in Bern. The meeting focused on the support of Czech-Swiss trade and investment relations, current EU issues, including… more ►

The Czech Republic announced its candidate for Secretary-General of the OECD, Vladimír Dlouhý


On Thursday, 3 September 2020, Czech Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček introduced the country's candidate for Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Vladimír Dlouhý, at the Černín Palace. The… more ►

The Trade Fairs Brno Co. resumes its activities in September 2020


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Trade Fairs Brno Co. intends to start its interrupted trade fair season at the end of August 2020 with the tradional Styl / Kabo trade fair. more ►

Information to the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Czech Republic


Information to the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Czech Republic more ►

Kateřina Fialková Appointed Czech Republic Ambassador to Liechtenstein


Kateřina Fialková, ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Swiss Confederation, is the new and historically third accredited Czech ambassador to the Principality of Liechtenstein. A letter of credence was handed over to His Serene Highness… more ►

Kateřina Fialková Is the New Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Switzerland


On 5th September 2019, the new ambassador of the Czech Republic to Switzerland, Kateřina Fialková, handed over her letter of credence to the President of the Swiss Confederation, Ueli Maurer, and officially assumed her new position. more ►

UNESCO’s World Poetry Day


In light of the recent horrific terrorist attack in Christchurch in New Zealand and the general rise of movements tied to xenophobia, anti-semitism, Islamophobia, and anti-immigrant sentiment, poetry can be a much-needed force for good in… more ►