Traveling to Switzerland (from within Europe and Outside of Europe) – flights and visas and medical insurance
For nationals of most countries, one also needs to obtain a visa. Depending on the purpose of your travel to Switzerland, there are different types of Swiss visas that will apply to the occasion. Whether you are planning to go on a visit, study or work and reside there permanently, you will have to apply for a different Swiss Visa, accordingly. For visiting purposes, generally a Schengen visa needs to be obtained and one can apply three months before the date of the travel. If the purpose of travel is to pursue employment, then a work permit will be required.
Above information is for guidance purposes only. To find out if you need to obtain a visa, and if there are any specific requirements for your travel documents, please consult the respective Swiss diplomatic/consular mission nearest to you. Alternatively, contact us and we can provide required guidance if you are planning to travel for tourism purposes.
Cost of medical treatment is high in Switzerland, and all residents mandatorily need to have insurance coverage as a legal requirement. Likewise, medical insurance is a mandatory requirement for all travelers coming to Switzerland, and mostly it is needed as a part of visa application itself. The amount of medical insurance coverage is mentioned specifically as a part of the visa processing requirement, so check with the local Swiss Embassy before you apply for visa. Online insurance provider in most countries offer very reasonable policies that can be bought online itself, and the insurance premium is dependent on the number of days that one plans to spend in Switzerland.
If you don’t need a visa to enter Switzerland, then its important that either you have an insurance in your home country that provides coverage as you travel overseas. Many a times the credit card firms also offer it as a part of their package, so it’s a good idea to check with your credit card firm as well. If insurance coverage is not provided by your existing insurance provider in home country or any other means (like credit card package), then it is highly recommended to buy a insurance cover before you travel to Switzerland. There are lots of