Embassy of Switzerland in Venezuela

Embassy of Switzerland in Venezuela
Embassy of Switzerland in Venezuela © FDFA

As the official representation of Switzerland, the embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture.

The tasks of the embassy 

Information for Swiss abroad regarding the COVID-19 epidemic

Given the situation related to the COVID-19 outbreak and the quarantine measures adopted on 15.3.2020 by the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, it is necessary to schedule an appointment for all consular matters.

We recommend you to regularly check the information provided on this website.

In case of emergency, please contact the Embassy by email (caracas@eda.admin.ch) or telephone +58 212 267 9585.

The following organisations/authorities provide useful information on the COVID-19 epidemic:

World Health Organisation

Information of the FDFA (DE/FR/IT)

Federal Office for Health

You will find country-specific information about the COVID-19 situation on the website of your local authorities:

Barbados

Grenada

Guyana

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Suriname

Trinidad and Tobago

Safe Travels (DE/FR) Website

The experts of the Committee for travel medicine provide further general information on the Safe Travels website. Their website also contains specific information on the coronavirus

Information for Swiss travellers

The embassy monitors closely the situation in its consular district and makes all information available on this website. However, the following information is based on reports, which partially lack certainty or official confirmation, and is therefore without guarantee of accuracy and completeness.

All Swiss citizens currently travelling in our consular district are required to register on the Travel Admin travel application of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA.

Travelling Swiss citizens are further required to inquire about their travel options with their tour operators/airlines etc. or to organise their departure by themselves. The embassy cannot organise your return journey for you.

Travellers in Venezuela

International air traffic has been suspended by the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The land borders with the Republic of Colombia and the Federative Republic of Brazil were closed by their authorities.

The freedom of movement within the country is severely restricted, domestic flights and bus connections are no longer available. Everyone is required to leave their accommodation only to procure essentials (such as food, medicines, etc.). The security services control compliance with the measures and partially block the modes of transport.

Travellers in other parts of the consular district

Trinidad & Tobago

The borders are closed and only humanitarian flights are allowed. Important health precautions have been put in place by the government due to the persistence of the Covid-19 outbreak. New measures limiting travel may be enacted in a very short term, depending on the development of the situation. A list of these measures can be found on the website of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The Swiss Consulate General in Port of Spain is closed for visitors, but the Honorary Consul General can be reached via email (portspain@honrep.ch)
or tel. +1868 623 7816.

Barbados 

Air traffic is still limited and health precautions have been put in place by the government due to the Covid-19 outbreak. New measures limiting travel may be enacted in the very short term, depending on the development of the situation. A list of these measures can be found on the official website of Barbados. The Swiss Consulate General in St. Georges is closed for visitors, but the Honorary Consul General can be reached via email (barbados@honrep.ch) or tel. +1 246 820 7940.

Grenada

Air traffic is still limited and health precautions have been put in place by the government due to the Covid-19 outbreak. New measures limiting travel may be enacted in the very short term, depending on the development of the situation. A list of these measures can be found on the website of the Ministry of Health of Grenada. The Swiss Consulate General in St. Georges is closed for visitors, but the Honorary Consul General can be reached via email (grenada@honrep.ch) or tel. +1 473 409 7187.

St. Lucia officially reopened the international airport. Entry by sea is still prohibited. New arrivals have to go into quarantine for 14 days, depending on the destion of origin. Most hotels remain closed. The emergency measures and curfew remain in effect. Return flights are still possible.

Entry to and departure from St. Vincent and the Grenadines is possible. However, different health protocols apply depending on the country of origin. Those arriving from Switzerland must provide proof that they are not introducing the COVID-19 virus. Please contact the Consulate General of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in Geneva or their Consulate in Basel prior to travelling to find out about the precautions imposed by the authorities.

The Republic of Suriname has closed its airspace as well as the borders to Guyana and French-Guyana. Therefore, entry and departure are no longer possible.

The Cooperative Republic of Guyana has closed the international airports and air traffic has stopped. The land borders were closed by the neighbouring countries. Therefore, entry and departure are no longer possible.
The Swiss Consulate General in St. George’s is closed for visitors, but the Honorary Consul General can be reached via email (georgetown@honrep.ch) or tel. +592 600 6568.

 

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador

Switzerland and Venezuela

Swiss diplomacy and engagement in the fields of education, culture and the economy

Services

Contact the responsible Swiss representation for identity papers, civil status, registration and deregistration, matters of civil status, etc...

Visa – Entry to and residence in Switzerland

Information on requirements to enter Switzerland and to take residence, procedure to submit an entry visa application, visa application form and fees

Newsletter

The Swiss embassy publishes a newsletter containing information on culture, science and politics

News

Local and international news and events related to the country

Detailed information can be found on the Spanish page.