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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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MXP to Interlaken

My flight lands at MXP at 10AM June 21st, 2024. It's an international flight from Canada. I need to go to Interlaken on the same day. Looks like the schedule is not available yet. Also looks like ...
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Can I travel to Switzerland from Pakistan?

I’m a Pakistan permanent resident and holder of a Pakistan refugee travel document. I’m planning to travel to Switzerland.
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Night skiing in Switzerland

I'm looking for any ski resort (anywhere in Switzerland) with night(after 6pm) skiing on Sundays. If anybody aware of any such a resorts, please share a link. Thanks in advance!
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Can I take a boxed bicycle from Milan Malpensa to Zurich for a reasonable price?

Is there a cheaper coach than Flixbus? I ideally want to pay less than €30, and am looking for the Italian or Swiss equivalent of Megabus (which is often the cheapest option to travel by coach in the ...
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Basel Badischer Bahnhof to Basel SBB train announcement: "Only cross the border with valid documents..." Which border?

On a train from Basel Badischer Bahnhof to Basel SBB there is an automated announcement shortly before departure: Cross the border only with valid travel documents and without goods and foreign ...
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Flying into Switzerland (from EU country); foodstuff restrictions

I am flying to Switzerland from an EU country (Greece) and am wondering whether there are any restrictions in place regarding type and quantity of foodstuffs I may bring with me for personal ...
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Which country will stamp my passport if I am exiting/entering Schengen through Switzerland?

e.g Spain -> Switzerland -> North Korea I don't think Switzerland is part of Schengen, right? So how does this work? I have a Schengen residence permit
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Wait times at Mt. Titlis?

I'm heading to Mt. Titlis- end of August. but since the weather is uncertain, I want to wait and buy my Tell Pass there. With the Tell Pass are the wait times really long in getting to Titlis, and ...
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From Germany to Switzerland with Bahncard + Halbtax + Sparpreis

I'm trying to book a Sparpreis train ticket from Germany to Switzerland using both a BahnCard (to get a discount on the German part) and a Halbtax card (to get a discount on the Swiss part). At bahn....
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Is it better to use swiss pass or rent a car?

We are 4 adults, arriving in Zurich- for a 3 day stay in Lucerne. We plan to visit Mt. Titlis and maybe Interlaken during our stay. Is it cheaper to rent a car for our 3 day trip, or should we just go ...
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Is travel pass cheaper than taxi for 4 adults in Europe [closed]

I'm traveling to various cities in Europe like Lucerne, Rome, Vienna- which have tourist passes/ travel passes with unlimited access to all transportation, and sometimes sightseeing discounts and ...
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Visiting other Schengen countries with a France visa [duplicate]

I am having a France visa type D sauf CTOM, multi entries. Can I visit other Schengen countries?
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Re-Apply for Schengen Visa after rejection in a different country?

My husband who is an Indian software engineer at Microsoft in Seattle with a Green Card just had his Swiss Schengen visa rejected on the basis of: "The information submitted regarding the ...
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I'm arriving from NY to Geneva in June at 10:50 a.m. then immediate train to Zurich. Would I be able to make a noon train to Zurich?

I'm arriving from NY to Geneva in June, then immediate train to Zurich. Would there be enough time to get a noon train to Zurich after customs, baggage claim, etc and are there porters at the airport ...
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Schengen visa in US with H1B expiring

I am on H1B visa currently. I plan to travel to Switzerland this summer. Given certain restrictions about the dates of my trip, my H1 visa will only be valid for exact 3 months on the day I plan to ...
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Trains from Geneva to Zurich and back — any better option than buying tickets through Omio?

My wife and I will fly to Geneva soon. We need to go across to Zurich and return to Geneva a couple of days later. I have found the Omio site. I could just buy a ticket from them but, before doing ...
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Schengen visa application [duplicate]

I have visa appointment at VFS Switzerland for Schengen tourist visa. Both my entry and exit point is in Paris. Below is my brief itinerary: Land in Paris and stay there for 2 days. Go to switzerland ...
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Switzerland - How can I prevent my ID card from being scanned / copied in a hotel during check in?

I'm going to visit Switzerland soon. I will be travelling with my national ID card (I'm EU citizen). Last time I visited Switzerland my ID was scanned / copied at the hotel during check-in. ...
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Presence in Switzerland on B permit [closed]

Is there any minimal time period I should physically be present in Switzerland (holding B permit) during the year to avoid any potential issues with permit renewal? There is a some kind of 6 months ...
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Schengen Visa: valid 24-09-2022 to 23-09-2023, multiple entry [duplicate]

My Schengen visa was issued by Norway Consulate. It is a multiple entry type C valid from 24-09-22 To 23-09-23. I have already spent a trip in Norway 24-09-22 to 7-10-22. Now I am back to Thailand. I ...
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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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