Bilateral relations Switzerland–Barbados

Relations between Switzerland and Barbados are good but not very extensive. Barbados is a popular holiday destination, attracting thousands of Swiss tourists each year.

Key aspects of diplomatic relations

Switzerland and Barbados have signed agreements in areas such as double taxation, the automatic exchange of information, investment protection, the transfer of sentenced persons, air traffic and lifting mutual visa requirements. The Swiss embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, represents Switzerland's interests in Barbados.

Treaty Database

Government of Barbados

Caribbean Community CARICOM

Economic cooperation

In 2022 Switzerland imported goods worth CHF 500,000 from Barbados. Swiss exports amounted to CHF 6,8 million – mainly watches, jewellery and agricultural and forestry products.

Trade promotion, Switzerland Global Enterprise SGE

Cooperation in education, research and innovation

Researchers who are citizens of Barbados can apply to the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists, SERI

Swiss nationals in Barbados

At the end of 2022 there were 33 Swiss nationals living in Barbados.

History of bilateral relations

Switzerland and Barbados commenced diplomatic relations in 1980. Switzerland opened an honorary consulate on the island in 1993.

Lesser Antilles, historical Dictionary of Switzerland (de, fr, it)

Last update 20.06.2023


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