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A landlocked country in Western Europe. Switzerland's biggest and most important cities are Zurich, Berne, Geneva and Basel.

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Canadian citizen transiting/visiting multiple Schengen countries

Another one of these questions. I am a Canadian passport holder and want to travel from a non-Schengen country to Zurich Switzerland (direct), then cross the border to Germany by car, and then take ...
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Regarding visa to Finland [duplicate]

I am living in India. I have a conference in Finland from 26 June to 1 July 2022 and also a workshop in Switzerland from 4 July to 8 July 2022. Although my first entry is Finland but can I take ...
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Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch by car

We will be staying near Grindelwald's train station with a car. We want to go to Jungfraujoch. We were thinking of buying this package which includes a ticket from grindelwald train station to ...
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Can I legally remove my mask once my train cross the Italian-Swiss border?

Currently Italy has a mask mandate inside long distance trains. I am to take a train from Italy to Switzerland, where masks are not mandatory anywhere. Once the train crosses the border into ...
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Is there a maximum daily amount of Series 8 Swiss Francs which can be exchanged for current series at SNB in Zurich?

I've had to cancel trips to Switzerland since Covid and am now finally traveling, so I've discovered that my Series 8 Swiss Francs have been replaced. I've accumulated a fair amount over the years and ...
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Travel to Russia with changed Gender Identity in passport

Quote from Swiss press release: Now you can easily adjust your gender identity As of January 1, 2022, an amendment to the Civil Code will come into force. To adjust the gender and first name, a ...
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Travelling to Switzerland with covid-19 restrictions

To travel in Switzerland by train, today it is mandatory to exhibit a molecular covid-19 test not older than 24h. Given that the time I get the test outcome, is usually longer than 24h, how can I get ...
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Travel to Switzerland during pandemic

my dream have always been visiting European countries, especially Switzerland! I am thinking of traveling there on Christmas and have several questions in regards to traveling during pandemic: ...
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Are children allowed in public saunas in Switzerland?

I've recently been investigating family-friendly hot spring/spa/sauna options in Switzerland. Somewhat to my surprise, while most of them permit children into the pool area, all I've found so far -- ...
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Can I enter Switzerland from Turkey, on a UK passport with a long stay French working visa? I am vaccinated

I am planning on heading from the UK to Turkey on the 20th of Nov and then from Turkey to Geneva on the 25th. From Geneva, my employer will take us across to France. Is this possible? I am a UK ...
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Can someone unvaccinated travel from the UK to France via Switzerland?

Currently you need to be fully vaccinated to travel from the UK to France as the UK is on France’s Amber list. If you’re travelling from Switzerland however, you do not need to be vaccinated as ...
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Is my GPS allowed in Switzerland?

My GPS is a TomTom 4PL60 6 Inch Go Premium or something approximately like this. I may go to Switzerland in the next days. I read the systems giving radar/cameras information are forbidden in that ...
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Sending cash by Polish post

Recently I noticed that my 100 CHF cannot be exchanged since the Swiss National Bank assigned a rule. There was no way for me except sending by post. Does anybody have any experience. It is written in ...
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Covid certificate for entry from Switzerland to Italy

Italy requires an EU COVID-19 Green Certificate for entry from Schengen countries. However, the Swiss digital certificate is not yet integrated into the EU system. The EU website says Phase-in period:...
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Entry Visa to Switzerland [duplicate]

I am an Indian national living and working in Wroclaw, Poland. I hold an Indian Passport valid upto June, 2024. I have a Polish residence permit i.e. Polish Blue card(Karta Pobytu) valid upto 2023 and ...
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Is there a weekly bus pass I can buy between Interlaken and Beatenberg?

I'll be visiting Beatenberg, near Interlaken, Switzerland, and I expect to take the PostAuto bus down to Interlaken a few times. As a family of four, I really don't want to fumble with Swiss francs ...
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Is this banknote still acceptable in Switzerland?

I went to bank today to put CHF in my account in a Polish bank and they said that this banknote is not acceptable to be deposited in our bank! However, it is acceptable inside Switzerland itself. Can ...
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Traveling to Switzerland from the US with a transit in the Netherlands, what is the maximum amount of currency I may carry with me?

Traveling to Switzerland from the US with a layover in the Netherlands, what is the maximum currency value that may be carried? I read Netherlands max before having to declare is EUR 9,999 but ...
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Flying to Geneva -- can I enter France without entering Switzerland first?

I'm flying to Geneva in September (from US). If I exit the airport on the French side, have I legally entered Switzerland? I'm asking because Switzerland has different Covid restrictions than France,...
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Does the 90/180 rule apply to an EU citizen in Switzerland?

I'm a Bulgarian national that is living and working in Portugal with Permanent Residence Card and would like to visit Switzerland as my SO is currently living and working there. Does the 90/180 rule ...
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Can an Airline board you at departure but refuse boarding for a connecting flight with the same airline and on the same ticket?

Situation: My life partner is a South Africa citizen. We were booked to travel to Switzerland from South Africa with Emirates airlines on the 9th October 2020. According to the travel agents, VFS ...
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May a cyclist or a pedestrian cross from Switzerland to France near the Basel EuroAirport without going into the airport?

I was cycling today in Switzerland, and I found myself on the path along Route Douaniére heading toward the Basel EuroAirport. I figured I'd cycle up to the airport, find a way to cross into France, ...
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Is it safe to drive a Motorhome on the Swiss Alps during Winter? [closed]

We are planning a motor-home trip to Switzerland where the plan is basically to do sightseeing and staying away from crowd cities. I would like to ask if it's safe/doable in general to drive ...
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What happens if my Zurich public transportation ticket expires while I am traveling?

Suppose I get on a train/tram/whatever at time = 0, my ticket is valid until time = 1 and my journey ends at time = 2. Should I be fined or is this okay?
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What are options for sleeping when doing the Via Alpina in Switzerland?

Disclaimer: Bear in mind this a trip planned for the summer of 2021, where hopefully Covid restrictions will be reduced. A friend of mine will be hiking the whole Via Alpina and I am looking to ...
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List of currently opened cable cars in Switzerland

I am looking for a list which contains all currently opened cable cars in Switzerland. Many cable cars in Switzerland, during autumn, are closed, and checking one by one for their availability is a ...
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Schengen travel with Swiss residence attestation?

I'm confused about the rights of non-EU residents living in Switzerland. Due to the pandemic Swiss residence permits are taking much long to process than they ever would have in the past. In lieu of ...
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Can I travel to Russia if I hold a Switzerland L permit?

Knowing that you can travel to Russia if you are a "resident of Switzerland", is the L permit enough to be considered resident? It really is not obvious to understand what constitutes a ...
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SWISS sends out false information about transit requirements in Switzerland - what steps may be taken to ensure unhindered transportation?

Update: There has been no response from SWISS so far. We contacted their SWISS office in Moscow again, but the replies were elusive and indefinite. "It is up to check-in staff to decide". At ...
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Best Route from Zurich Airport to Rhine Falls

I want to go to Rhine Falls from the airport and return to Zurich on the same day. In Zurich, I want to reach the Technopark to be exact. I am looking for the best and cheapest route to do a round ...
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Zones map of Switzerland SBB

Recently I moved to Zürich, Switzerland. Today I bought this travel card because I will occasionally travel from Zürich to Brugg due to job. I want to know which places other than Brugg I can visit ...
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Why are the shops open in Geneva today (on a Sunday)?

Many places in Europe are notorious for not being open on Sundays. This is especially true in Switzerland. Today, August 30th 2020, for some odd reason, some stores are open. Coop: Migros The only ...
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What is a "commune" in Switzerland?

I have been asked for the following information: Si vous pourriez demander à la commune un certificat pour une explication de votre séjour en Suisse. Google translate: If you could ask the ...
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Who is a good provider for mobile internet in Switzerland?

Background: I plan to travel to Lötschental in Switzerland for a few weeks and would like to have mobile internet for my laptop (and optimally also for the phone - but this has lower priority). I ...
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What's the most cost-effective transit pass for the Basel area (including RVL)?

In the Basel area one can buy a TriRegion Mini pass for €9.10 which covers some of Basel as well as the RVL zones 1, 2, 3, and 8 in Germany. I'm looking for a transit pass I can buy that would be ...
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What does this sign near a waterfall in Switzerland (Saut du Doubs) mean?

Among my friends we had a disagreement/confusion as to what the following sign means: The sign is located on the top of the waterfall, but an access path to the bottom is nearby. Our hypotheses: No ...
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Where can I rent a decent mountain bike in Zürich? [duplicate]

I am going for a 4 day trip in Zürich and I would like to bike quite a lot. Though biking is quite advertised, I failed to find a decent bike rental shop in the city. Would highly appreciate some tips!...
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Does the exact form for a Covid test matter when entering Austria?

I am soon travelling from the UK to Austria (via Switzerland), and will self-test for Covid-19 beforehand. According to the website of the Austrian embassy in London, I must present a specific form ...
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Is there a website with up-to-date info on border checks in the EU due to Covid-19?

I will soon travel from France to Austria via Switzerland, and am unsure about the status of border controls. As a UK citizen, I am in principle permitted to travel to Austria (at the current date) as ...
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Identifying a church by a lake and a railway line, claimed to be in the Canton of Lucerne

I'm trying to identify this place: According to metadata of two of the images they are taken in the Canton of Lucerne, and some other photographs from the same author are claimed or positively ...
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Does a Swiss SEM entry authorization letter with an otherwise valid Schengen visa (suspended due to Covid) suffice for airlines to allow boarding?

A Chinese citizen in China holds an unexpired short-term Schengen visa (although essentially unusable at the moment) and wishes to travel to Switzerland for an exceptional reason. After a semi-refusal ...
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EHIC, applying for a refund

I am a UK resident and while visiting Switzerland I went for a health check. I have a EHIC and wonder how I can apply for a refund. On the EHIC website it says that one can apply for a refund but I ...
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Zurich ZVV monthly/annual pass: how many trips per day?

I have just arrived to Zurich, Switzerland. I am considering to buy the monthly or annual pass for the ZVV network. However I don't know how many trips per day can I take with one of these. Up to ...
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How much time do I need to change planes in Zurich?

In September I hope to travel from Nice, France to Zurich, Switzerland, changing planes in Zurich, and then continuing on to Boston, Mass all on Swiss Air. The trip will be booked on one ticket. How ...
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Is long-term renting through booking.com a scam?

I am planning to rent an apartment for a year in Cambridge, UK. We liked a property, but the owner wants to rent it through booking.com, and he is physically located in Switzerland. He sent us the ...
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Flight cancelled - forced to extend time abroad. Compensation?

I booked an easyJet flight from London to Zurich several months ago. I also have an annual Coverwise travel insurance policy. I am a Swiss citizen but resident in the UK. I was scheduled to return ...
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Can I fly from USA to EU during Trump's COVID-19 Europe ban?

USA banned all flights from EU. My BF already flew Athens-Zurich-Miami, and he returns at the end of March (within the 30 days Corona virus ban), again via Zurich. Is he is going to be affected by ...
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Does SBB's EasyRide work with public transit in Basel Stadt and Basel Landschaft?

The Swiss rail company, SBB, has something called EasyRide in the SBB Android app. You hop on some form of transit, turn it on, and then turn it off again at the end of your journey. Then it figures ...
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How do I know about judgement on Schengen Visa overstay for 2 days in Switzerland?

I am an Indian graduate student in US and was doing internship in Switzerland last summer. I entered Switzerland via Zurich on June 1 2019 and left Zurich on August 31 2019. I had a 90 days visa as my ...
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Schengen tourist visa - Switzerland/Hungary

My wife and I plan to visit a few European countries (France, Switzerland, Hungary, Czechia, and the Netherlands) and need to apply for the Schengen visa. As we spend most nights in Switzerland, we ...
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