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To bring soil into the USA you need an APHIS permit. While perhaps you could apply for a permit, there are attached rules requiring treatment of that soil to assure no pests enter the USA. So from a practical point of view, the answer would be no. ...


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I have no experience in paragliding. However, I often see people paragliding on the Salève (a small mountain nearby Geneva, accessible by public transport and a cable car). I also often see people paragliding in Chamonix (Brévent). You can take a bus to Chamonix in the center of Geneva (Gare routière de Genève).


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Since you are transferring from a non-Schengen flight to an intra-Schengen one, you will enter the Schengen Area in Switzerland. You will therefore have to go through passport security, and clear immigration, at Zurich airport: Travel outside the Schengen area If you are travelling to or from countries that do not adhere to the Schengen Agreement ...


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Yes - it seems to be possible to rent gear. The local Swiss tourist board website gives a list of a few shops in the area (click on Explore). The first, Wyss Sport in Kleine Scheidegg offers rental of jackets and "shoes" for the trip to the Jungfraujoch - and their shop is near to the start of the Jungfraujoch Railway. There are a few other shops listed in ...


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You can, if your visa is valid for the Schengen zone and not just for Germany (it will say on the top of the visa). If you have such a visa, you are free to travel within the Schengen zone (of which Switzerland is a member). Upon exit from Switzerland, your passport will be stamped as you will be leaving the Schengen area.


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Switzerland – while not part of the European Union – belongs to the Schengen area so you don't need anything else than a Schengen visa. You won't even leave the Schengen area (or, in all likelihood, see any border guard) before leaving Zurich.



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