Relations between Switzerland and Guyana are good although not very intensive. The Swiss embassy in Venezuela represents Switzerland's interests in Guyana.
Bilateral relations Switzerland–Guyana
Key aspects of diplomatic relations
Switzerland and Guyana have concluded agreements on visa waivers for holders of diplomatic or official passports, extradition and investment protection. The Swiss embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, represents Switzerland’s interests in Guyana.
In 2019, Switzerland imported goods – primarily gold – worth CHF 34 million from Guyana. Swiss exports to Guyana – primarily machinery, metals and synthetic materials – amounted to CHF 1.8 million.
Cooperation in education, research and innovation
Researchers from Guyana can apply for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships from the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).
Swiss nationals in Guyana
According to statistics on the Swiss abroad, there were 12 Swiss citizens living in Guyana at the end of 2019.
History of bilateral relations
Switzerland has maintained diplomatic relations with Guyana since 1977.