Travel Security in Switzerland

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Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
There is no mandatory vaccination required. However it is advisable to take tetanus, diphtheria and polio vaccinations.
For Further Information
Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)

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Safety Conditions


Switzerland has a very low crime rate. However, pick pocketing and purse snatchings occur, especially during peak tourist periods and during major conferences, shows, and exhibits.

A typical scam used against businesspeople is for a thief to grab a briefcase in a hotel or airport while an accomplice distracts the victim.

Terrorist Risk

Risk of Natural Disaster


However avalanches present a risk. The weather in mountainous areas can be unpredictable.

If you are planning a mountaineering or skiing holiday, you are advised to visit the
Switzerland Tourism website for information on weather and safety conditions.

Traveling Women Conditions
For Further Information
Visit: Travel Report provided by the site of the Canadian Foreign Office
The Current Travel Warnings given by the American State Department

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