Visas and Health in Switzerland

Would you like to spend your holidays in Switzerland? Are you planning an expatriation project in Switzerland? Whatever the reason you choose to go there, consider taking out travel insurance or expat health insurance for you and your family. This will avoid possible financial, health, and legal complications in the event of an unannounced accident. We advise you to favour contracts whose guarantees cover repatriation, hospital costs, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses.

Swiss insurance
  • Political regime: Semi-direct democracy
  • Capital: Bern
  • Area: 41,285 sq km
  • Population: 7.4 million
  • Languages spoken: German, French, Italian, Romansh
  • Currency: Swiss franc

Visas Switzerland

If you are a French national or from one of the European Union states, you do not need a visa for tourist stays or business of less than 90 days. All you need to do is have your passport valid (or expired for less than five years) or your valid ID card.

French Embassy in Bern
Schosshaldenstrasse 46 – BP 300 – 3006 Bern
Tel: 41 31 359 21 11
Fax: 41 31 359 21 91

Swiss Embassy in Paris
142 rue de Grenelle – 75007 Paris
Fax: fax visa:
Email: vertretung@par.rep.admin.ch

Vaccines and safety in Switzerland

Vaccines and local diseases

No vaccine is required for visitors. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) certifies your rights to health insurance in Europe. During a temporary stay in a Member State of the European Union, it allows you to benefit from the medically necessary care. It is recommended that you take out additional insurance.

Security in Switzerland

Switzerland is a safe country. Pay attention, however, to any pickpockets during busy hours. However, don’t hesitate to check the France Diplomatie website before you leave for some last-minute tips.

Health insurance and repatriation in Switzerland

Why take international health insurance when travelling or living in Switzerland? Simply because health spending quickly reaches very high amounts abroad. In addition, the repatriation guarantee is an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident it is sometimes necessary to carry out a medicalized repatriation to the nearest medical centre or to the country of residence. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and depending on the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to Charter a helicopter or a medicalized aircraft.

Mondassur supports you in your choice of international health insurance by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we will be able to offer you different travel,international student and expatriate insurance packages.

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