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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 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 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 (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com) or tel. +1 473 409 7187.
Saint Lucia maintains the arrival ban on commercial and private passenger flights. Landing is also refused to passengers arriving by sea. Repatriation flights can still be authorised.
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 only possible to a very limited extent (very few departure flights left).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or tel. +592 600 6568.
Detailed information can be found on the Spanish page.