Switzerland Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations summary

Customs, Currency & Airport tax

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Capital city: Berne
Currency: Swiss Franc (CHF)
Local time: GMT + 1 (30 Oct
Telephone code: + 41
Bank: Closed on Saturday and Sunday.


Customs Rules

Import regulations:

From age 17, free import of tobacco products, being 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco, and alcoholic beverages, being 2 liters up... More information

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Firearms:firearms (up to 2 for hunting and up to 2 for sporting) may be imported without a permit if the passenger satisfactorily proves th... More information

Wild Fauna and Flora:

Fruits, plants, plant material and soil: restrictive measures. For information apply to "Bundesamt fur Landwirtschaft, Pflanzenschutzdienst" CH-30... More information

Additional Information on regulations:

From all countries are prohibited the following: absinth and its imitations, anaesthetics.... More information

Export regulations:

Free export without restrictions, except that cheese in excess of 15 kilograms, gold and number of watches have to be declared. ... More information


Cats and dogs: are subject to Regulation (EC) No. 998/2003 and Regulation (EU) 576/2013 .Import from the EU does not require an animal health ... More information

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the airport of final destination in Switzerland.Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destinat... More information

Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport. ... More information

Currency regulations

Currency Import regulations: Import of local currency (Swiss Franc-CHF) a... More information

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