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

Given the situation related to the COVID-19 outbreak and the quarantine measures adopted on 15.3.2020 by the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, it is necessary to schedule an appointment for all consular matters.

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 of Public Health

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.

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

Significant travel restrictions or sanitary measures upon entry are still in force in most States and new measures can be implemented in the very short term. Before starting your trip, please inquire about the legal conditions put in place. Please find attached the links to the official websites of these countries (this list is not exhaustive and the Embassy assumes no responsibility for the information that is published). It is the responsibility of each traveller to inquire about the provisions in force in the respective country of destination.

Trinidad & Tobago

Barbados

Grenada

Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines

Saint Lucia

Suriname

Guyana

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.