Switzerland Passport and Visa Requirements For U.S. Citizens

Is a Passport Required?
Is a Visa Required?
If your stay is no longer than 90 days.

Switzerland flag When preparing to travel, you may ask yourself: Do I need a passport or visa to enter Switzerland? The short answer about the passport is always, “Yes.” But a visa is not always necessary. If your trip is less than 90 days, it isn’t required. When preparing to travel to Switzerland, double check the expiration date of your current passport if you have one. It must remain valid for at least for 6 months after arrival. If it will expire within that time, or come close, it’s best to get it renewed. Occasionally there’s a need for additional stamps in your passport. So ensure you have at least one blank page remaining for use. Vaccinations may be required for entry please consult with your medical professional for more information. If you are planning an extended trip and expect to carry more than 10,000 CHF max with you, be aware that upon entry and exit, the amount will need to be declared to customs.

Learn more about Switzerland

Switzerland landscape Switzerland is located in Central Europe, nestled between east of France and north of Italy. The country, which struggles with avalanches and landslides, has a total land area of 41,277 sq km. It shares borders with Austria. Bern, the capital of Switzerland, may be a city to consider seeing. When planning other site seeing adventures keep in mind that timezones may change. Make sure to adjust your watch, or phone to Switzerland’s timezone, use UTC+1. The country’s main agricultural products are citrus and vegetables. The primary industry contributing to their economy is machinery. Machinery is Switzerland's main import. The country’s airports currently include 40 paved runways, with 23 unpaved. Internet availability exists throughout Switzerland for its 7 million users, so finding WIFI while there shouldn't be difficult.

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