Relations between Switzerland and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are good, but not intensive.
Bilateral relations Switzerland–St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Key aspects of diplomatic relations
The Swiss embassy in Caracas (Venezuela) represents Swiss interests in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. In 2013, the two countries signed an agreement on reciprocal visa exemption for diplomatic or service/official passport holders.
In 2015 Switzerland imported goods worth CHF 0.86m, mainly art and antiques. Exports amounted to CHF 10.16 million and comprised mainly jewellery and precious metals and stones, as well as art and antiques to a lesser extent.
Cooperation in education, research and innovation
Scholars and artists from St. Vincent and the Grenadines can apply to the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships.
Swiss nationals in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
At the start of 2016, nine Swiss nationals were living in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
History of bilateral relations
Switzerland recognised St. Vincent and the Grenadines on its independence in 1979. It established consular relations in 1985 and also proposed that diplomatic relations should commence in 2001.