Immigration in Switzerland

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Passport and Visa Requirements

Passport and Visa Service
Entry to Switzerland  (Federal Department of Foreign Affairs)
For Further Information
List of diplomatic and consular representations of Switzerland
For visa requirements and health advices based on your personal details and itinerary, check IATA Travel Website.

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Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs

Taxation On Persons
200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco ( for persons above 17 years of age).
2 liters of alcohol (up to 15% alcohol-content) and 1 liter of alcohol (over 15%); for persons above 17 years of age.
Gifts up to a value of CHF300.
Foreign Currency
No restrictions.
Obligatory Declaration of Foreign Currency
Not required.
Local Currency
No restrictions.
Obligatory Declaration of Local Currency
Not required.
How to Refund Consumption Tax
Visit the web site of the Swiss Federal Tax Administration (FTA).
Other Requirements

It is prohibited to carry meat and processed meat, absinthe and narcotics while entering the country. There are strict regulations on importing animals and firearms.

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