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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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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Weather and clothing for Jungfraujoch, Switzerland

I am an Indian citizen from Chennai, India. I am 68 years young and am travelling to Switzerland with my wife, 67 years young. Our travel is scheduled between the 17th and 20th of August, 2019. ...
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Passport stamp - France Study Visa and Stopover in Spain

It's my first time traveling to Europe, so I don't know very well all the process with immigration. I have a Type D Visa (Study) for France, and I'm planning to go to Geneva as my final destination (...
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What is the best travel ticket for travelling around Switzerland?

A good friend of mine lives in Zurich and I'll be staying at his for 2 weeks this summer. I want to explore Switzerland and wondered what the best ticket for this is? I will be travelling to/from ...
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Refusal Note for Swiss Visa applied in 2010 [closed]

I had a visa refusal from India to Switzerland in 2010. My daughter's passport was linked with mine as she was minor then.We were not given any refusal reason by the travel agency. Now my daughter ...
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What does this Swiss black on yellow rectangular traffic sign with a symbol looking like a dart mean?

I've seen this traffic sign in Switzerland. What does the second panel from the top mean? The panel is a rectangle, maybe 1½ times wider than high, depicting on the left a symbol that looks like a ...
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Can I drive in EU states and Switzerland with German proof of a surrendered U.S. license?

I'm an American citizen living in Germany since January, 2019. I have/had a valid Illinois (U.S.) driver's license. In Germany, residents with U.S. driver's licenses from certain states can apply for ...
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Currency used in Switzerland and France [closed]

I will be travelling to Métabief, France in the coming weekends. Currently I am in a dilemma. As I will be landing in Geneva Airport in Switzerland, I need to take public transport in Switzerland so ...
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Are 5 minutes enough to switch trains at the Basel SBB train station?

I am going from Interlaken to Paris, and need to transfer trains at the Basel SBB station. Train numbers are IC 1058 to TGV 9206. I only have 5 minutes between them. Do you think one can do the ...
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How does reservation optional trains in the Europe work?

I have a 2nd class Eurail pass. I am looking for a train from Interlaken to Paris. And in the Eurail site, part of the journey is Reservation optional and another part is Reservation mandatory. I know ...
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Toilet and half-bath in huts in Switzerland Alps

I was looking for renting a hut in the Alps in Switzerland. The problem is that they say they have toilets/half-baths and no provision for a proper shower/bath. So what is the system here? Is it the ...
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Are PMR446 walkie-talkies legal in Switzerland?

We plan a road trip through Switzerland and we want to use walkie-talkies for the communication between the cars. We have devices that are using the PMR446 frequency and according to the manufacturer ...
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Clothes to pack for June in Geneve?

Going to Geneve for the month of June. Planning on some light excursions nearby (within 70km) and maybe some light hiking, possibly along the Aravis Range. Should I bother bringing shorts? Do I ...
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Schengen Visa Extension (Switzerland)

I'd applied for a Schengen visa for 66 days. But the Swiss embassy has approved me a visa for 40 days. Now that my non-refundable return tickets are booked, how can I extend my visa until the planned ...
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Why are car rentals in Switzerland & Austria so expensive (yet so cheap in Italy)?

I'm planning a 4-week trip next summer and have noticed that renting the car (via autoeurope.com site) in Switzerland or Austria is much more expensive (approx 1200 USD) than Italy or Germany (approx ...
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Best means of transport in Switzerland for two days [closed]

I will be visiting Switzerland on July 13 and 14, 2019. My plan is to stay with my friend at Martigni and cover Jungfraujoch on 13th and lakes brienz, thun, giessbach falls on 14th. I would be ...
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Courmayeur to Zermatt, no car [closed]

suggestions on the best way from Courmayeur to Zermatt in July? we have no international drivers license or car.
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Schengen visa in US without H1B stamp

I was on F1(OPT) visa in USA. My H1B got approved couple of months back and I will be going to India for stamping H1B visa. I am planning to stop in Switzerland for a week for vacation while going to ...
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Special passport check before flight from ZRH to JNB

For a flight from Zurich, Switzerland to Johannesburg, South Africa, the gate personell requires people to have their passport checked before boarding at a special counter. This happens for apparently ...
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How to get from Geneva Airport to Metabief, Doubs, France by public transport?

I will be travelling to Métabief, France. My flight will arrive at Geneva Airport on 16 June (Sunday) around 7.30am. I would like to know how to get from Geneva Airport to Metabief by public ...
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Can I purchase ticket on the spot at Train station Geneva Cornavin instead of online? [duplicate]

I will be landing at Geneva airport (Switzerland) in the coming mid June. As I would like to go to Metabief, France, I am thinking to take train from Train station Geneva Cornavin (near Geneva airport)...
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Travelling to Métabief (France) through Geneva airport in Switzerland

I am a Malaysian. I will be travelling to Métabief in France in June 2019 for a week. As I will land at Geneva airport in Switzerland, I am wodering whether I need any visa in Switzerland and to ...
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Travel within Schengen Business visa?

I will go to Switzerland as a visiting scholar for one month. I have already got a Schengen business visa. In my application, I provided the invitation letter. A proof of accommodation offered by my ...
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Does an Egyptian student resident in the EU need a visa for a short stay in Switzerland? [duplicate]

I am an Egyptian student and willing to visit Switzerland for less than 90 days. I hold a Portuguese residence permit (due to being a student, which I renew every year). I usually have no problems ...
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Which country to apply schengen visa when staying for equal number of days in 2 countries and port of entry is 3rd country? [duplicate]

I will be travelling to France and Switzerland with Family. Stay in both France and Switzerland is 5 days. As I am travelling through Lufthansa my port of entry and exit is Germany but I am not ...
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Flight fares and distance of the travel [duplicate]

I am based on Chennai and currently living in Toronto. I am planning to go to Switzerland from Chennai after some months ( once I back to Chennai). Currently I am estimating my vacation cost ( 3-4 ...
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Transit visa with Costa Rica passport - Zurich

I'm changing planes from Costa Rica to the UK at Zurich - do I need a transit visa. I have a Costa Rican passport.
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Can I put food in my hold luggage for flying?

Am I allowed to take food items (specifically: porridge, rice, pasta, cereal bars, nuts, chocolate, nutella, golden syrup, regular butter, and peanut butter) on my flight with me if they are stored in ...
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Do I need a passport for Switzerland and Iceland?

I need a clarification about the necessity of having a passport while travelling in Europe (I am an Italian citizen, living in Italy). I'm going to go in Iceland but the plane will stop in Geneva (...
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We have a Schengen visa for Italy but can we travel for 1 day to Switzerland? [duplicate]

Can we travel for 1 day to Switzerland from Italy with our Italian Schengen visa obtained in South Africa? We have a Schengen visa to Italy but want to go for 1 Day to Switzerland, is that possible ...
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Query regarding cooling off period for Work permit up to 120 days max

I have a query regarding cooling off period for visa type "Work permit up to 120 days". My job requires me to travel to Zurich repeatedly (every year), hence it is important for me to know the below ...
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Crossing Swiss-Austrian border by foot

Is it possible to cross the Swiss-Austrian border on foot?
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Is it possible to cross Switzerland without using a vignette?

We're planning a road trip from Germany (Frankfurt area) to Italy (Milan area) next summer. The main focus is on driving on nice roads so we want to avoid driving on highways. We don't mind if we have ...
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Do I need a new visa to return to France after having spent over 90 days in the past year there?

I'm a US citizen. I was in France for 9 months with a student visa that expired this past July. I also had a "titre de séjour" (residency permit) that has expired. In March, I might return to France ...
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Will I have to pay duty for property that I will take back to country of purchase? [closed]

I'm currently studying in Switzerland but in a few months I will return to Germany. After spending half a year in Germany, I'll switch back to Switzerland for a very long stay. Basically: 4 months ...
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Roads in Switzerland in December [closed]

I am planning to travel by a rented car from Milan to Reckingen-Gluringen, Switzerland on 8 December. What should I expect, and is it a good idea?
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Traveling in the Schengen area without Italian permit to stay

I am a U.S. student studying abroad in Italy. I have my Italian visa. I recently had my fingerprinting appointment to acquire my permit to stay. I was told that I cannot travel within the Schengen ...
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Can I enter Switzerland with a German temporary residence permit?

I have a temporary residence permit (fiktionsbescheinigung), valid for the next six months, which I got in Germany under § 81 Section 4 of the Residence Act. Can I travel to Switzerland with this ...
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Does a Kenyan citizen holding a Schengen visa need a transit visa as well if having a layover in Zurich?

I will be travelling with a family member from Dublin, Ireland to Nice, France at the end of next month in November. She is a Kenyan citizen but already has a Schengen visa that lasts until March 2019 ...
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Switzerland Schengen visa: no answer from consulate after declaration of sponsorship [closed]

I applied for a Schengen visa on September 6th, after a week (Sep 13th),the Swiss embassy told me the visa was pre-approved and gave me back my passport with a sponsorship letter application which I ...

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