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.
Embassy of Switzerland in Venezuela
Celebrating 1 August differently
This year's launch of Mission August 1st marks the first time the FDFA is celebrating Switzerland's national holiday online. The multilingual and interactive website – developed by Presence Switzerland together with the Consular Directorate – works as a virtual meeting place for the Swiss abroad, along with lovers of all things Swiss, where they can celebrate 1 August together and share their favourite moments online.
From 27 July, you'll find a wide range of ideas and inspiration for your very own 1 August celebration: www.missione1agosto.org
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 (email@example.com) or telephone +58 212 267 9585.
The following organisations/authorities provide useful information on the COVID-19 epidemic:
You will find country-specific information about the COVID-19 situation on the website of your local authorities:
Safe Travels (DE/FR) Website
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
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 Honorary Consul General can be reached via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or tel. +1 868 623 7816.
According to information available to this Embassy, it is no longer possible to enter or leave Barbados since the airlines have ceased their operations.
The Swiss Consulate General in St. Michael is closed for visitors, but the Honorary Consul General can be reached via email (email@example.com) 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 Honorary Consul can be reached via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com) or tel. +592 600 6568.
Detailed information can be found on the Spanish page.