If you are a European citizen, to visit Switzerland you only need a personal identity card valid for expatriation or a personal passport. Children and minors must have their own passport / identity card. For citizens of other nationalities a visa may sometimes be required.
Driving license: To drive in Switzerland you must have a national driving license.
Car insurance: European insurance is valid for Switzerland.
We always recommend checking the country’s official website for the documents needed to travel in Switzerland.
SWITZERLAND: HEALTH INSURANCE, TRAVEL INSURANCE AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
Healthcare in Switzerland is excellent. To receive free medical treatment for Swiss citizens, European citizens must present the European Health Insurance Card. Private health care is paid. It is advisable to take out additional travel and health insurance, with a cost of a few tens of euros you will have the security and tranquility to face any problems during the trip.
SWITZERLAND: POWER PLUGS AND ELECTRIC SOCKETS
The current used throughout Switzerland is 230 Volt (AC), 50 cycles.
Most electrical outlets are designed for three round plugs. In Switzerland, two types of power plugs and sockets are used, those C and J. The standard continental power plugs (C socket) with round plug with two holes, applied to many travel electrical products, can be used without problems.
International dialing code for Switzerland: 0041.
SWITZERLAND: MOBILE PHONES
The country is well covered by the GSM 900/1800 network. Swisscom Mobile is the leading mobile network provider in Switzerland. The Swisscom Mobile network covers 99% of the inhabited areas of the country.
In Switzerland, the Internet access network is highly developed. There are also various bars with Internet terminals in most cities.
If you are traveling with a WLAN notebook, you can use more than 1,000 public wireless LAN hotspots available throughout Switzerland for high-speed Internet browsing.
SWITZERLAND: BANKS AND CURRENCY
The currency of Switzerland is the Swiss franc, usually indicated with CHF.
Banks Opening Hours: Banks are open from Monday to Friday from 08.30 to 16.30.