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Information on the coronavirus
for meeting participants at
United Nations Geneva

The UN family in Geneva remains engaged and committed to delivering our mandate for the people we serve.

  • Please note that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, all meetings and conferences are suspended at the Palais des Nations until further notice.
  • Entrance to the Palais des Nations is strictly reserved for persons who need to be in the premises to undertake essential official business that cannot be conducted remotely.
  • Information for journalists: the bi-weekly press briefings for UN accredited correspondents on Tuesdays and Fridays are maintained, with remote participation for the most part.
  • UN Library & Archives Geneva: online resources are available and include a large selection of open access materials. Librarians and archivists are available to answer your questions at ask.unog.ch/library.

Coronavirus hotline in Switzerland:
+41 (0) 58 463 0000
Medical emergency Switzerland: dial 144
Medical emergency France: dial 15
Federal Office of Public Health

What to do, in case of symptoms, if you are not a vulnerable person, you are in good health and are aged less than 65 :
  • Stay at home until up to 72 hours after all symptoms (dry cough, fever, respiratory symptoms) have disappeared (auto-isolation).
  • Call a doctor only if your condition requires it - that is, if you have serious trouble breathing.
  • Inform all persons who you have had close contact with to be careful about their state of health and to isolate themselves, should any symptoms appear.
In Switzerland, symptomatic people who are not vulnerable and do not require medical care are no longer systematically tested. Coronavirus testing is now limited to high risk population groups only.

For medical assistance at the Palais des Nations

Please call the UN Medical Service
+41 (0) 22 917 25 20

Walk-in clinic from Monday through Friday,
from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Level -1 via door C6

In case of an EMERGENCY or after Medical Services opening hours while at the Palais des Nations,
dial +41 (0)22 917 2900

(or 112 from any fixed-line phone in the Palais)

For medical assistance outside of the Palais des Nations

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

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

Avenue J.-D.-Maillard 3, 1217 Meyrin
+41 (0) 22 719 61 11 - www.la-tour.ch/fr
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 – 11.pm; Sat-Sun, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

(House calls by doctor) +41 (0)22 754 54 54 - www.gemed.ch
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

How can I prevent the spread of viruses?

  • Clean hands frequently
    • With soap and water (for 40 to 60 seconds), or
    • With an alcohol-based hand rub (for 20 to 30 seconds).
  • Avoid shaking hands
  • Keep your distance
  • Stay at home if you have got a high temperature and a cough
  • 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