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

In light of the current situation regarding the COVID-19 epidemic and the quarantine restrictions imposed by the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Embassy of Switzerland is closed for visitors until further notice.

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 Itineris 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 Trinidad & Tobago

The Republic of Trinidad & Tobago has completely closed its borders. For the time being, entry and departure are no longer possible.
The Swiss Consulate General in Port of Spain is closed for visitors, but the Consul General can be reached via email (portspain@honrep.ch) or tel. +1 868 623 7816.

Organised return flight to Frankfurt a.M. (Germany)
In cooperation with the delegation of the European Union (EU), the German embassy is organising a return flight to Frankfurt a.M. (Germany). Among others, Swiss nationals can also join this flight if there is still enough space. All persons not residing in Germany must be able to provide proof of the continuation of the journey from Frankfurt to their country of origin (flight / train ticket).

The embassy does not yet have detailed information on flight times and costs. The ticket costs must be borne by the travelers.

Interested travelers in Trinidad & Tobago report the following information to the embassy (caracas@eda.admin.ch) as soon as possible:

  • Last name and first name (s) according to passport
  • Date of birth
  • Place of origin
  • Passport number
  • Current location
  • Contact number

Travellers in other parts of the consular district

The number of scheduled flights to Europe is reduced daily, we advise all travellers to return to Switzerland as soon as possible.

In Barbados, fortnightly quarantine measures apply to travellers from Europe and the United States. Entry for foreigners without a residence permit could be prohibited in the course of the next few days.
The Swiss Consulate General in St. Michael is closed for visitors, but the Consul General can be reached via email (barbados@honrep.ch) or tel. +1 246 820 7940.

Grenada has suspended all commercial passenger flights. Travellers on board of ships (cruise ships, private yachts etc.) are prohibited from landing. Therefore, entry and departure are no longer possible.
The Swiss Consulate in St. George’s is closed for visitors, but the Consul can be reached via email (grenada@honrep.ch) or tel. +1 473 409 7187.

St. Lucia has prohibited all commercial passenger flights (scheduled flights as well as private aircrafts) until April 5, 2020. Therefore, entry and departure are no longer possible.

In St. Vincent and the Grenadines, fortnightly quarantine measures apply to travelers from Europe, the USA, China, Iran and the Republic of Korea. Based on the information available to the Embassy, departing the country is still possible.

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 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.