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Last verified: Thursday, 1. October 2020 at 07:19 AM

Switzerland Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Switzerland

Local Situation: 4.0 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Switzerland. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.5 / 5

Switzerland shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Switzerland), the Advisory Index is 3.5 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Austria (3.8), France (3.6), Italy (3.6), Germany with 3.4 and Liechtenstein with 2.8 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Switzerland

There are currently 53,162 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Switzerland. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 1,782 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Switzerland.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Switzerland

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Switzerland.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Switzerland from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Beakta väderleks- och vägtrafikinformation samt risker för snö- och jordskred.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/CH

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/switzerland

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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You can enter Switzerland from the Schengen area and directly from other specified countries (see Travel). You can also enter if you have a particular right to be in Switzerland, such as having a residence permit. EU/EFTA and UK citizens and their families, irrespective of nationality, can also enter. However, if you've been in a country or area with an increased ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/switzerland

Individual rating changes for Switzerland

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Switzerland. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for Switzerland changed from 4.0 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Switzerland with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Switzerland changed from 3.5 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Switzerland to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Switzerland to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 17th 2020

The total rating for Switzerland changed from 3.0 to 3.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Switzerland to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Switzerland changed from 1.5 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Switzerland with a rating of 4.0.

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Switzerland with a rating of 5.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Switzerland changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Switzerland with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Switzerland with a rating of 1.0.

About Switzerland

Switzerland with its capital Berne is a country in Europe (Western Europe), slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey (41,290 km²). The country is located Central Europe, east of France, north of Italy. The climate can be described as temperate, but varies with altitude; cold, cloudy, rainy/snowy winters; cool to warm, cloudy, humid summers with occasional showers. The landscape is mostly mountains (Alps in south, Jura in northwest) with a central plateau of rolling hills, plains, and large lakes. With a population of about 7.58 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Berne
Population about 7.58 million
Size 41.290 km²
Size comparable to slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey
Common languages German, French, Italian, Romansh
Currency Franc (short: CHF)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +41
Internet Top Level Domain .ch
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 CH
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 CHE
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 756

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Switzerland is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • acid rain
  • air pollution from vehicle emissions and open-air burning
  • loss of biodiversity
  • water pollution from increased use of agricultural fertilizers

Natural hazzards

  • avalanches, landslides
  • flash floods

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Switzerland. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. banking
  2. chemicals
  3. insurance
  4. machinery
  5. pharmaceuticals
  6. precision instruments
  7. textiles
  8. tourism
  9. watches

Agriculture products

  1. dairy products
  2. eggs
  3. fruits
  4. grains
  5. meat
  6. vegetables

Swiss Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Switzerland.

Export products

  1. agricultural products
  2. chemicals
  3. machinery
  4. metals
  5. watches

Import products

  1. agricultural products
  2. chemicals
  3. machinery
  4. metals
  5. textiles
  6. vehicles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Switzerland?

Switzerland is currently rated at 4,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Switzerland.

Is it safe to travel Switzerland in 2020?

The score is rather high (4,0) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Switzerland. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Switzerland?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Switzerland.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Switzerland?

There are currently 53,162 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Switzerland. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 1,782 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Switzerland.

What is the size of Switzerland?

Switzerland has a size of 41,290 km² or 15,942 mi² which is slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.