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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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Is the Swiss Travel Pass also a Swiss Half Fare Card?

Does the Swiss Travel Pass (Rail Pass) also work like a Swiss Half Fare Card ? Do I get discounts for Mount Titlis ?
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Swiss: Does SBB EasyRide take into account a Z-Pass

This question is about the Switzerland SBB app and the Zürich partner network annual pass (Z-Pass). I use the "swipe on" EasyRide feature in the SBB app for most public transportation travel ...
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Best Rail pass for Switzerland

I am looking to check out the best rail pass which would fit my itinerary, I checked on https://www.swiss-pass.ch/ but it says passes are available minimum for 3 days. My itinerary looks like below: ...
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Can a non-EU family member of an EU citizen travel within Schengen to Switzerland before obtaining a residence card?

I understand that non-EU family members of EU citizens also enjoy freedom of movement when travelling with the EU citizen. I also understand that Switzerland is part of Schengen, and thus there ...
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On DE-CH international journeys, when is the "Zugbindung" really lifted?

Once, I had booked a train from Germany to Switzerland. Due a train strike, Deutsche Bahn informed us our tickets could be used on different dates. I indeed travelled on a different date, but the ...
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Is the Spartageskarte valid to Tirano?

The Swiss Spartageskarte is a day pass valid throughout the regular Swiss railway network. The Rhätische Bahn has trains that continue to Tirano in Italy. Considering that a regular single ticket ...
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is the French certificate of renewal of CNI enough to prove my identity in Switzerland

I'm French. I have to go to Switzerland to take the train and my identity card is expired, is the certificate of renewal of CNI enough to prove my identity?
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Schengen visa from Ireland to go Zurich for few days as a Bangladeshi

As a Bangladeshi passport holder in Ireland, I contacted the swiss embassy here in Dublin; they say I need to go to their embassy in London to apply for a visa, which is a bit weird for me because I ...
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Can I travel in Switzerland/EU with a German Aufenthaltstitel (permanent residence permit)

I am a US citizen and permanent resident of Germany. I am in the process of becoming a German citizen. This requires me to renounce my US citizenship, but the US Consulate in Germany is extremely ...
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Are the castles of Bellinzona included in the Swiss Travel Pass?

Is the entrance fee to all the 3 castles of Bellinzona included in the Swiss Travel Pass ?
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Do I need to go through customs at Zurich for connecting flight to Geneva?

I will be flying from Singapore to Geneva, with a connecting flight at Zurich. Do I go through customs at Zurich or Geneva? Thank you.
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Schengen area violation database

Where do I find Schengen Area records of violation and punishment for a 90 day stay violation and fine in Switzerland in June 2019 ? The fine was paid. I never received any other communication. How ...
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Whom to contact for an inevitable Schengen overstay because of medical reasons?

I'm travelling to Switzerland and France on a tourist (Schengen-C visa). The visa was issued by Switzerland (for 15 days), but my return flight is from Paris. In the hypothetical case that I'm ...
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Swiss may cancel my flight to Copenhagen. I have already paid for the non-refundable hotel room

Swiss airline has laid off a lot of staff during COVID. Now they lack staff and cancel lots of flights. I have a flight to Copenhagen at the end of the month. I have already paid for the hotel (before ...
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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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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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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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