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ARGENTINIAN CITIZENS VISITING SWITZERLAND


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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Argentinian citizen for short-stay period in Switzerland starting from 2021.

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A valid passport is required to enter Switzerland. All tourists entering Swiss territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Swiss authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.


Visa
A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of Argentina who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every Argentinian citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.


Custom Regulations
Swiss custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into Swiss territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:

If arriving from a non-EU country:

  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigars (50), loose tobacco (250g).
  • Alcohol: 1L of spirits with more than 22% alcohol by volume (1L), light liquor (2L), wine (4L), beer (16L).
  • Perfume: Perfume (50g) and of eau de toilette (0.25L)

If arriving from an EU Member State:
  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400), cigars (200), smoking tobacco (1kg).
  • Alcohol: Spirits over 22% (10L), fortified wine or spirits up to 22% (20L), wine (90L), beer (110L).


Currency Restriction
The government of Switzerland does not impose any restrictions on the import of foreign and local currencies.


Minors
Children aged up to 15 (included) years of age will be exempted from requiring a passport if traveling with companions (parents or grandparents) or guardian if:

  • Children have the same nationality as the companion
  • Children’s names are included in the passport of the companion.


List of Argentinian diplomatic offices in Switzerland


Embassy of Argentina in Berne, Switzerland

Address: Jungfraustrasse 1, 3005 Bern, SwitzerlandCheck on map


Phone: 0041313564342


Fax: 0041313564340


Email: esuiz@cancilleria.gob.ar


Website: http://esuiz.cancilleria.gov.ar


Office Hours: 09:00 - 17:00


Details: ANTONIO GUSTAVO TROMBETTA - Ambassador


List of Swiss diplomatic offices in Argentina


Embassy of Switzerland in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Address: Avenida Santa Fe 846 , 12nd floor , 1059 Buenos Aires , ArgentinaCheck on map


Phone: +54 11 4311 6491


Fax: +54 11 4313 2998


Email: bue.vertretung@eda.admin.ch


Website: http://www.eda.admin.ch/buenosaires


Office Hours: 09.00-12.00


Consulate of Switzerland in Argentina

Address: Tucuman 8364 "A" (Fisherton) 2000 Rosario , Prov. Santa Fe Argentina


Phone: (+54) 34 14 51 44 44


Fax: (+54) 34 14 51 44 44


Email: mjmartin@sinectis.com.ar



Medical Information

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About Switzerland

Capital: Berne
Languages:
  • German 64.9%;
  • French 22.6%;
  • Italian 8.3%;
  • Serbo-Croatian 2.5%;
  • Albanian 2.6%;
  • Portuguese 3.4%;
  • Spanish 2.2%;
  • English 4.6%;
  • Romansch 0.5%;
  • Other 5.1%

Area: 41,290 KM2
Population: 7,581,000
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Franc (CHF)
Calling Code: +41

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