Switzerland Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Switzerland Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Switzerland, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

High snow-capped mountains, lakes, magnificent landscapes and incredible greenery; Switzerland will seduce with its many features. This beautiful country nestled in the heart of the Alps is full of beautiful ski resorts, trekking opportunities, and luxurious boutique towns. Do not forget to visit ancient monuments such as the Bellinzona Castles. Geneva, also the capital of watchmaking, is a vibrant cosmopolitan city well worth seeing. If looking for atmosphere and animation, the Lausanne is famous for its festivals and countless museums filled with period remains. Zurich and Bern are also unmissable cities.

While traveling to Switzerland, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
A breathtaking landscape in Switzerland

Recommended travel vaccinations for Switzerland

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Switzerland

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide or DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in Switzerland


Medical Care in Switzerland

Medical care is of high quality in Switzerland, and Public, semi-public or private hospitals are well-supplied with medical products and supplies. The sanitary equipment also meets international standards. If you are in search of a public hospital, seek treatment at the University Hospital of Geneva or the University Hospital Vaudois. Semi-private health services will provide you with both pre- and post-hospital treatment care and rehabilitation.

You will be able to find the necessary medicines for all types of diseases in Switzerland. Not only do pharmacies private basic and specific pharmaceuticals, but these products are also sold in hospitals.

To call for emergency medical services, dial 112.

Is Switzerland Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Terrorism Risk present
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Road safety Good road conditions; Caution required in winter
Public transportation Excellent
Trekking/mountaineering/hiking Click the link below for precautions
Health Measles warning
Risk level Normal security precautions
Please click here for more information.

Do I Need a Visa to Visit Switzerland?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only a passport is required to enter Switzerland for trips under 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the date of departure.

Please note that Switzerland is a part of the Schengen area, which allows crossing its countries borders’ freely. However, all the countries within the Schengen Area are restrained to a cumulative stay of a maximum of 90 days per period of 180 days. Longer trips will require a visa.

Please click here for more information.

Embassy of Canada to Switzerland information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Switzerland (BERN)
Street Address:
Kirchenfeldstrasse 88,
CH-3005 Bern, Switzerland

Tel.: 41 (31) 357 3200
Fax: 41 (31) 357 3210

Email: [email protected]

Click here to access the embassy’s website

Permanent Mission of Canada to the Office of the United Nations (GENEVA)
Street Address:
5, de l’Ariana Avenue,
CH-1202 Geneva, Switzerland

Tel.: 41 (22) 919-92-00
Fax: 41 (22) 919-92-33

Email: [email protected]

Click here to access the Permanent Mission of Canada to the Office of the United Nations’s website