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Switzerland is located high in the Alps and is home to numerous lakes and villages. You can visit landmarks like capital Bernâs Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerneâs wooden chapel bridge. The country is also known for its diverse skiing runs, and many scenic hiking trails. And of course, the chocolate!
Before traveling, you may want to prepare ahead for any unforeseen medical or travel issues. This is when travel insurance is important to consider.
Travel Insurance is Mandatory
Travel insurance for Switzerland is required. For non-U.S. residents, travel insurance must be purchased before the issuance of your Schengen Visa.
With several Schengen Visa Insurance plans to choose from, VisitorsCoverage can help.
If traveling from the U.S., trip insurance with Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) coverage so that you may recoup some of your costs if you need to cancel, postpone or cut short your original travel plans for any reason, including COVID-19-related concerns. We also have plans that cover the Covid-19 requirements.
COVID-19 in Switzerland
Check theÂ Centers for Disease Control and PreventionÂ (CDC) for current COVID-19 conditions and requirements. Do not travel if you test positive forÂ Covid, and make sure your vaccinations are up to date.
Covid information for your trip
Do you know the Covid situation for your destination? Keep up with country-specific advisories and notifications.
Health & Safety
As a precaution, it is still important to continue basic hygiene practices.
- Wash your hands often, especially before eating.
- If soap and water arenât available, clean hands with hand sanitizer (containing at least 60% alcohol).
- If you are sick, stay home or in your hotel room, unless you need medical care.
Maintain Personal Security:
- Research your destination(s), including local laws, customs, and culture.
- Monitor travel advisories and alerts from the U.S. Department of State.
- Carry contact information for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
- Carry a photocopy of your passport and entry stamp; leave the actual passport securely in your hotel to avoid loss or theft.
- Follow all local laws and social customs.
Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before every trip. Some of these vaccines include:
- Chickenpox (Varicella)
- Flu (influenza)
- Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
- Tickborne Encephalitis (for bites from an infected tick)
For the most up-to-date information on required vaccinations and other health requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.
Visas & documentation
All visitors must have a valid passport at time of entry with at least six months validity beyond the planned date of departure from the Schengen area. For visitors who stay less than 90 days, a visa is not required.