Questions tagged [switzerland]

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

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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 am confused between so many different options of SBB tickets and travel passes. I will arrive Zurich Airport on 18th September's morning. From there, I want to go to Rhine Falls and return to Zurich ...
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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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Leaving Switzerland during studies, EU citizen [migrated]

I'm an EU citizen, and study in Zurich, Switzerland. I'm enrolled for the following semester. My housing lease is expiring and I haven't managed to find other affordable accommodation, so I must leave ...
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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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Can I cycle from Brig in Switzerland across Simplon pass to Lago Maggiore Italy?

Google map seems to say I can cycle from Brig to the Zwischbergen (Italian border). Is this correct because the route does seem to go along the road E62? What about the part from the border to Lago ...
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Taxi services in Biel/Bienne

I will be traveling to Biel/Bienne in Switzerland for work. I want to use my company credit card and have receipts, and avoid exchanging currency in cash if I can. Does Uber work in Biel? ...
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Hosting foreign minors in Switzerland and Italy

We are planning on hosting a group of British minors (15 years old) in Switzerland this spring. They will be flying alone to Italy where we will pick them up at the airport and drive them across the ...
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Validity of Schengen Visa after first visit [duplicate]

I have a valid Schengen visa which was used for a business trip to Sweden in Oct 2019. It's valid upto 1 year and is a type 'C' visa with multiple entries allowed. Now, I want to visit Italy(maximum ...
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Is using Swiss Francs (CHF) cheaper than Euros (EUR) in Switzerland?

We are traveling to Switzerland (mostly Zurich and closeby) for several days later this year and, one of our friends told us to bring Swiss Francs with us as things would be generally cheaper if we ...
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Do I have to get a transit visa for Spain ? I'm travelling to Switzerland

I'm living in Canada holding my PR card. I have plan to go Switzerland. I got my Swiss visa multiple entry. But I booked my flight Toronto to Spain then 4 hours stay in Spain, Barcelona. Then Spain to ...
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What does this tiny window balcony spotted in Zurich stand for?

Watching photos made in Zurich this September, I noticed strange window construction. What does this red wooden box stand for? It's too small to be a balcony - at least for adult human, probably it's ...
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Where to stand for this winter view in Grindelwald, Switzerland?

I happened upon this r/winterporn post. If you haven't stood at this spot, how did you infer where it was?
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Mangoes and Bananas from Manila to Switzerland

We are used to having mangoes, bananas and other fresh fruits and vegetables, in our checked-in luggage from Manila and take them to Geneva, Switzerland. The last time I flew out of the Philippines ...
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What clothing should I bring to Mt. Titlis in Switzerland during December?

I am visiting Mt. Titlis in Switzerland for a single day between the 15th of December to the 20th of December. The activities would include riding cable car but not skiing. What kind of clothing is ...
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Transiting through Switzerland by coach with lots of cash

Within a couple of weeks I will be going to Belgium from Italy with Flixbus, and in the travel I may transit Switzerland, which is part of the Schengen Area but not part of the EU, which means that ...
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Can I leave Switzerland while awaiting work and residence permit? [closed]

I have Type D Visa stamped on my passport which is valid from 15-09-19 to 14-12-19 with multiple entries. I am moving to Geneva for work, possibly for 3 years. I have learnt that I will have to apply ...
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Name and nationality change after entry denial, does this affect anything? [closed]

I recently changed my name and I was wondering if that’s going to affect my travel to Switzerland. I was given an entry refusal back in 2011 and my name was different back then, I changed my name ...
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Can I leave Switzerland with an expired B permit but with a re-rentry visa?

I'm gonna leave Switzerland on Nov. 25th for a conference trip, but my B permit will be expired on Nov. 11th. The new one, for which I applied today, will not be delivered before my departure. So, ...
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Cannot add Switzerland trip to travel history in my UK visa application

I'm filling my UK visa application and at travel history question I have added several countries to my application but am stuck at Switzerland. I visited Switzerland at 2012 but I cannot find it in ...
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How much time is needed for check-in at Zurich?

I'm really anxious about air travel. Not the flying part but the airport stuff like security and boarding. I booked a flight leaving at 07:00am on a Saturday in mid-October from Zürich (ZRH). What ...
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Hazards on road trip through Italian Alps

I am planning to spend about a week in Italian Alps in late October. The idea is to hire a 4WD and drive along (ideally) the whole Italian-Swiss border slowly, stopping a lot to "smell the roses" (...
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ID check crossing the Italian-Swiss border by train

I struggled to find this info online. How often is my ID requested and checked when crossing the border between Italy and Switzerland (and back) by train (suppose that I have nothing to declare to ...
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ID check crossing the Italian-Swiss border by car

I struggled to find this info online. How often is my ID requested and checked when crossing the border between Italy and Switzerland (and back) by using my Italian car (suppose that I have nothing to ...
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Valid ESTA for US, but Check-In online says “Not received travel approval from the US authorities. Contact US Embassy or Consulate” [closed]

Tomorrow I want to fly to New York with my family. I have a valid ESTA for 2 years and have never been to the US. After filling out the information in the online check-in the following was written: "...
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Need passport back from embassy [closed]

I'm a resident alien in the United States. Recently (about a week ago), I applied for a Schengen business visa at the Swiss consulate in New York, and I haven't heard back from them yet. However, ...
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US Visa application question

In the application for US Visa I found the following question: I am confused about the first two. For the first question, I have a US driver's license but I am not sure if that is considered as a ...
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Can I enter Switzerland with only my UK Driver's License?

I'm traveling to Switzerland and am wondering if I can enter the country with my UK Driver's License from London only? Basically, without my Passport. Also, is a UK-issued Driver's License considered ...
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Can you travel from Switzerland to neighbouring countries on L permit residential visa

I will be staying Basel, Swiss on an L permit visa for the next 6 months, Im a 3rd world national. And I'm traveling to Switzerland as a dependant/ L permit. Can I travel to neighboring countries by ...
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International driving license from Swiss driving license

While being in Switzerland and holding a Swiss driving license, it is possible to ask for an international driving license in the traffic authorities in Switzerland. I would like to know, is there ...
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Timetable for buses in Haute Nendaz (Switzerland)

I'm planning a trip to Haute Nendaz next winter and looking at some accommodation options, some of which is bus ride away from the ski lift. As part of this I was hoping to find a timetable but have ...
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Duty free allowance for rice and beans in Switzerland

We are immigrating to switzerland and we prefer bringing some foods for at least beginning days in switzerland. Could you please help me to know how much rice and beans is allowded to bring with ...

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