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Switzerland is located in western-Central Europe, bordering Italy, France, Germany, Austria, and Liechtenstein. The outdoorsy-types will be in awe over the Alpine mountains, vast valleys, clear lakes, and fruitful vineyards.
There’s plenty of chances to go hiking, white-water rafting, skiing, or even ride in a hot-air balloon to appreciate this beauty. Inside the cities are gorgeous architecture, hip clubs, and delicious restaurants. Those looking to experience beautiful sights, whether they be rural or urban, will adore this land of four languages.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Switzerland. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Switzerland: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
American travelers visiting Switzerland must have a passport that is valid for 90 days beyond their of departure.
Travelers must show funds for the duration of their stay, as well as a return airline ticket.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Switzerland has a very moderate climate with no extreme temperatures or humidity. It is warmest from July to August where the temperature are in the 70’s during the day. From January to February it is colder, with daytime temperatures between in the 30’s. The amount of precipitation depends on one’s location within Switzerland. Rocher de Nave receives 260 cm of rain each year, while Staldenreid receives about 53 cm of rain.
Switzerland is a safe country to visit. Petty crime, such as pick-pocketing or bag-snatching, is common in crowded places. Travelers should avoid carrying unnecessary valuables with them. Terrorists continue plotting attacks against Europe. There have been no recent attacks in Switzerland.
Rhine Falls is the largest plain waterfall in Europe. The falls are 490 feet wide and 75 feet high, with 21,000 cu ft/s of water flowing over the edge during the summer. Visitors can walk along the river or travel to the observation platform. They can then have an amazing meal at Laufen Castel or Schlössli Wörth. For those who want to experience the falls up close, boat tours are available along the Rhine.
Nestled in the Alps, it’s important you have everything you need for Switzerland.
When traveling it is very helpful to find out exactly where the U.S. embassy or consulates are located. Keep the address written down in case you have a legal problem, you lose your passport, or you want to report a crime. Be sure to keep a copy of your passport with you in case you lose the original.
U.S. Embassy Bern
CH-3007 Bern, Switzerland
Tel: 031 357 70 11
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