It may be a smaller country but its reputation didn’t get the memo. Switzerland is renowned around the world for many things that it does extremely well such as banking, neutrality, chocolate and watch making, the views it offers and much, much more. Its location means it has heavy influences from its neighbors making for a unique blend of cultures, language and food.
Drinking water: Safe to drink from the tap
Plugs: Type C and F (See photo below)
Those fully vaccinated or recovered within the last 12 months must show entry form and proof. Those unvaccinated will need to have a negative PCR (72 hours) or rapid antigen (48 hours) upon arrival and must take another test 4-7 days after arrival and report the results.
**Make sure to triple check entry requirements well before departure as protocols are constantly changing**
Official currency: Fr Swiss Franc
Credit cards: Common
Tipping: Included in the price but you can round up
Schengen state. 62 countries can enter for 90 days within 180 visa free.
**Always check with your government for the most up to date information on visa requirements.**
**Assuming you are current on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations specific to your home country**
Exercise Normal Precautions
**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**
Official Languages: German, French, Italian, Romansh
Hello: Hallo Goodbye: Auf Wiedersehen
Yes: Ja (ya) No: Nein (nine)
Beer: Bier Bathroom: Toiletten
When to go
The best time will depend on what you want to do. Spring and fall are the best for outdoor activities while still avoiding crowds. July and August are crowded and expensive but also the warmest. Those looking for some fresh pow will want to come between December and March for ski and snowboarding season.
Hire local guides
Eat, stay and shop local
Always be environmentally conscious
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