Practical information

No vaccinations are required to enter Switzerland.

Switzerland joined the Schengen Area on the 12th of December, 2008. If your country has not signed the Shengen Agreements, please consult the following website to check entry requirements into Switzerland: Swiss Confederation Visa Requirements.

Travellers requiring a visa to enter Switzerland should ensure that it entitles them to re-enter after having visited nearby countries, if they intend to cross the border during their stay. A valid passport is essential for excursions to France and Italy; certain nationalities will need to apply for a visa before they travel to those countries.

Currency and exchange rate
The official currency is the Swiss franc but many hotels and shops accept euros.

Exchange rate on October 8, 2013 : 1 € = 1.22 CHF

The exchange rate for the Euro and the Swiss Franc is not officially fixed and is subject to daily market fluctuations. Conversion rate is available at bureaux de change, banks and in newspapers.