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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS VISITING SWITZERLAND


TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS

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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Australian 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 Australia 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 Australian 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 Australian diplomatic offices in Switzerland


Australian Permanent Mission to the WTO

Address: Chemins des Fins 2, Case Postale 172, 1211 Geneva 19, SwitzerlandCheck on map


Phone: +41 22 799 9100


Fax: +41 22 799 9189


Email: wto.geneva@dfat.gov.au


Details: Mr Hamish McCormick - Ambassador and Permanent Representative

Australian Consulate-General in Geneva, Switzerland

Address: Chemins des Fins 2, Case Postale 102, 1211 Geneva 19, SwitzerlandCheck on map


Phone: +41 22 799 9100


Fax: +41 22 799 9178


Email: Australian.consulate-geneva@dfat.gov.au


Website: http://www.geneva.mission.gov.au/gene/home.html


Office Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00


Australian Permanent Mission to the Office of the United Nations

Address: Chemin des Fins 2, Case Postale 172, 1211 Geneva 19, SwitzerlandCheck on map


Phone: +41 22 799 9100


Fax: +41 22 799 9175


Email: un.geneva@dfat.gov.au


Details: Mr Peter Woolcott - Ambassador and Permanent Representative


List of Swiss diplomatic offices in Australia


Embassy of Switzerland in Australia

Address: 7 Melbourne Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603 AustraliaCheck on map


Phone: (+61) 2 6162 8400


Fax: (+61) 2 6273 3428


Email: can.vertretung@eda.admin.ch


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


Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 09:00-12:00 / 14:00-16:00 Friday 09:00-11:30


Consulate General of Switzerland (Sydney)

Address: 101 Grafton Street, Tower 2, Level 23, Bondi Junction NSW 2022 Australia OR, PO Box 282 Bondi Junction NSW 1355 Australia


Phone: (+61-2) 83834000


Fax: (+61-2) 93691334


Email: syd.vertretung@eda.admin.ch


Website: http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home/reps/ocea/vaus/cgsyd.html


Office Hours: Monday- Friday 09:00-12:00


Consulate of Switzerland in Australia

Address: Level 11, 30 Makerston Street , PO Box 12382, George Street , Brisbane - Queensland 4003 Australia


Phone: (+61) 7 3236 1445


Fax: (+61) 7 3236 4552


Email: brisbane@honrep.ch


Consulate of Switzerland in Australia

Address: 85 Tyrell Street , Nedlands Western Australia, 6009 AustraliaCheck on map


Phone: (+61) 407 452 66 6


Fax: (+61) 8 6488 1016


Email: perth@honrep.ch


Consulate of Switzerland in Melbourne

Address: 7 Yertchuk Ave., ASHWOOD, 3149, Victoria, AustraliaCheck on map


Phone: (+61) 3 86377175


Fax: (+61) 3 86861440


Email: melbourne@honrep.ch


Office Hours: By Appointment


Details: Honorary Consulate

Consulate of Switzerland in Australia

Address: 8 D'Arcy Street, South Hobart, TasmaniaCheck on map


Phone: (+61) 3 6223 2870 or (+61) 3 6226 7569


Fax: (+61) 3 6223 2870


Email: hobart@honrep.ch


Consulate of Switzerland in Australia

Address: 64 Castle Street, Parkside, South Australia 5063Check on map


Phone: (+61) 8 8271 8854


Fax: (+61) 8 8271 8854


Email: adelaide@honrep.ch


Consulate of Switzerland in Darwin , Australia

Address: 3/90 Woods Street, GPO Box 3951, Darwin Northern Territory , 0801 Australia


Phone: (+61) (8) 8981 4808


Fax: (+61) (8) 8941 9089


Email: darwin@honrep.ch


Details: Mr Peter Rudolf Bendel - Honorary Consul


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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