Switzerland travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Switzerland with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Switzerland.

Summer in the picturesque village of Wengen, Switzerland © Kavalenkava - Adobe Stock Image
Summer in the picturesque village of Wengen, Switzerland © Kavalenkava - Adobe Stock Image

Switzerland travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Switzerland with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Switzerland - quick facts
Flight time 1.5 to 2 hours
Time difference UK +1 hour
Language(s) German, French, Italian
Currency Swiss Franc
Electricity C + J plug (230V)
Driving side Right

Why visit Switzerland?

Considering a holiday to the Switzerland? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for culture or nature to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

  • Culture vultures
  • Nature lovers - nature & wildlife
  • Night owls - nightlife

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Switzerland weather

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Switzerland travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Switzerland from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Switzerland.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Switzerland travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Switzerland with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Switzerland, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Switzerland covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Switzerland with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Switzerland travel features

Do you want to learn more about Switzerland? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Switzerland.

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Switzerland FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Switzerland including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Switzerland due to Covid-19?

Switzerland is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Switzerland.

Check out Federal Office of Public Health, Switzerland for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Switzerland?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Switzerland. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Switzerland from the UK?

The flight time to Switzerland from the UK is typically 1.5 to 2 hours.

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What is the time difference between Switzerland and the UK?

The time difference between Switzerland and the UK is UK time+1 hour.

What is the main language spoken in Switzerland?

The main languages spoken in Switzerland are German, French and Italian.

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What is the currency in Switzerland?

The currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc (CHF).

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Which plugs are used in Switzerland?

Switzerland uses electrical plug type C + J (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Switzerland?

They drive on the right side of the road in Switzerland.

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