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Important Notice

Access to the Palais des Nations premises is not authorized for any person who:

  • within the 7 days prior, has been in close contact with a COVID-19 positive person,
  • within the 10 days prior has tested positive for COVID-19,
  • has any cold-, flu- or COVID-19 like symptoms, however mild (even after a negative COVID-19 test result).

If the above applies to any person, their remote participation in relevant meetings is welcomed, however they are asked to refrain from coming to the premises. Meeting organizers should provide remote connection details to meeting participants.

In addition, UN Geneva requires all persons wanting to come to the premises to follow Swiss regulations regarding entry to Switzerland (including any possible quarantine measures that may be applicable at the time).

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 and have been present at the UN premises in Geneva within the previous 7 days, you are requested to inform the UN Medical Service (phone +41 (0) 22 917 25 20) or, if your attendance was for an official meeting, you may contact the meeting organizer.


COVID-19 measures for meetings at the Palais des Nations

In accordance with the regulations of the Host Country, conferences are currently limited according to the reduced capacity of conference rooms at the UN premises. All participation above the designated meeting room capacity must therefore move to virtual or hybrid mode, to comply with the limitation, or be postponed.

In addition, any meeting held at the UN premises must comply with the following requirements:

  • Seating has been blocked off to ensure adequate physical distancing between meeting participants.
  • All meeting participants (even those who hold UNOG ground entry passes) must register to events via Indico.UN, including providing a contact phone number.
  • Masks are required in all indoor common areas on the premises, including conference rooms.
  • Important hygiene measures such as regular hand washing, cough/sneeze etiquette and keeping safe distances must be respected.
  • From Monday 22 November 2021, a valid COVID certificate (i.e. full vaccination against COVID-19, proof of recovery or a valid negative COVID test) is required to eat on site at the cafeteria at the Palais des Nations. Take-away options remain available to all.

How can I prevent the spread of viruses?

  • Clean hands often and well
  • Avoid shaking hands
  • Keep your distance
  • Wear a mask when required
  • Stay at home if you have any cold- or flu- type symptoms, however mild
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue, when coughing or sneezing
  • Throw the issue away immediately in a closed bin and wash hands
  • Clean your hands after contact with respiratory secretions or contaminated objects or materials

Medical assistance at the Palais des Nations

For emergency assistance while at the Palais des Nations, dial the Security Control Centre (24hrs) +41 (0)22 917 2900 (or 112 from any fixed-line phone in the Palais).

For advice or to report a COVID-19 case, please call the UN Medical Service nurses at +41 (0)22 917 28 07, or reception at +41 (0)22 917 25 20.

Medical assistance outside of the Palais des Nations

Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, 1205 Geneva
+41 (0)22 372 33 11 -
Open: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Rue de Vermont 9a, 1202 Geneva
+41 (0)22 734 51 50 -
Open: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Avenue J.-D.-Maillard 3, 1217 Meyrin
+41 (0) 22 719 61 11 -
Open: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Chemin des Grangettes 7, 1224 Chêne-Bougeries
+41 (0)22 305 01 11 - website
Open: Mon-Fri, 7.00am –; Sat-Sun, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

(House calls by doctor) +41 (0)22 754 54 54 -
Open: 24 hours, 7 days a week

(House calls by doctor) +41 (0)22 748 49 50 - website
Open: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Medical emergency Switzerland: dial 144
Medical emergency France: dial 15

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