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General Information

The official languages of Switzerland are German, French, Italian, Romansh.

The national currency of Switzerland is Swiss franc (CHF).

1 CHF equals  .
equals  CHF.

Location

Switzerland

The distance from to Switzerland is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Switzerland. Exercise normal precautions in Switzerland. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Switzerland is 21. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 112 to call the police in Switzerland.

LGBT

Switzerland has a score of 8 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Switzerland ranks #17 worldwide.

There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Switzerland.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Switzerland should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Switzerland to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Switzerland differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Switzerland, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type J
Weather

The temperature difference between Switzerland and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Switzerland. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Light rain throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 22–33°F  /  -6–0°C 96% 96%
Sat November 09 25–39°F  /  -4–4°C 70% 48%
Sun November 10 24–38°F  /  -5–3°C 66% 10%
Mon November 11 29–42°F  /  -2–5°C 69% 16%
Tue November 12 31–40°F  /  -1–4°C 77% 55%
Wed November 13 25–38°F  /  -4–3°C 63% 10%
Thu November 14 28–39°F  /  -2–4°C 69% 53%
Fri November 15 31–40°F  /  -0–4°C 73% 74%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 07:21 am and sets at 05:04 pm. This equates to 9.7 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Switzerland, it is in . When the sun sets in Switzerland, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Switzerland is 7.44 CHF. Every kilometer costs an additional 3.44 CHF. Every hour of waiting time costs 60.56 CHF.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Switzerland.

The minimum driving age is 18 for cars, 14 for mopeds and tractors.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 1.00 CHF in Switzerland.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 21.01 CHF.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in Switzerland is 16-18.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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