Bilateral relations Switzerland–St. Kitts and Nevis

Relations between Switzerland and the Caribbean dual-island state of Saint Kitts and Nevis are good although not particularly intensive. The Swiss embassy in the Dominican Republic represents Switzerland's interests in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Key aspects of diplomatic relations

The Embassy in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) has represented the interests of Switzerland in St Kitts and Nevis since 2007. Since May 2011, all consular matters have been dealt with by the Regional Consular Centre in Santo Domingo.

There are no treaties between Switzerland and St Kitts and Nevis. In the Human Rights Council universal periodic review (UPR) for St Kitts and Nevis, Switzerland recommended an immediate moratorium on the death penalty with a view to its overall abolition.

Caribbean Community CARICOM

Government of St Kitts and Nevis

Economic cooperation

The nation's two main economic sectors are tourism and financial services. There is little trade with Switzerland. In 2020, Switzerland imported some CHF 270,000 in goods from St Kitts and Nevis and exported goods worth CHF 740,000.

Trade promotion, Switzerland Global Enterprise

Cooperation in education, research and innovation

Researchers from St Kitts and Nevis 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 St. Kitts and Nevis

At the end of 2020 there were 19 Swiss citizens living in St Kitts and Nevis.

History of bilateral relations

The two-island state of St Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies (Lesser Antilles) has been independent since 1983 and diplomatic relations with Switzerland have existed since 1992.

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

Last update 26.01.2022


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