Travel Information

Norwegian citizens travelling to Switzerland

Citizens of Svalbard that are travelling to Switzerland can travel without a visa.

What to expect in Switzerland

💰 expensive cost of living
⚡ Above average wifi
❄️ cold weather
🤝 friendly locals
safe neighbourhoods
legal marijuana
👯‍♂️ good for parties

Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

No, you don't have to carry cash with you. Credit cards are generally accepted. This may not be the case in smaller cities so you should double-check when you land.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are



💦 Can I drink tap water?

Yes, you can generally drink tap water. This may not apply in smaller towns and rural areas. Double-check when you arrive.

🚕What do I use to get around?

Popular ride-hailing services include


Exchange Rates

The primary currency is CHF.

1 NOK = 0.108553 CHF

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $20.50 USD.

Visa Status

A Visa is not required for citizens of Switzerland. Tourists are able to visit without a visa for a certain amount of time.

Notes and Passport Validity

There are no special notes about passport validity at this time. In general, it is good to ensure that your passport is valid 3 months after your trip ends.

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

We now advise all not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Switzerland. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Switzerland has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in all 26 cantons and the Principality of Liechtenstein. The Swiss Federal Government has declared the situation as an ‘Extraordinary Situation’ under the Epidemics Act. Essential services are open, but educational and leisure facilities are closed. All public events are now forbidden. Checks will be carried out at the borders to Italy, Germany, France and Austria. Military personnel are being deployed to support hospitals, logistics and security. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Switzerland.


These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in Switzerland. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.

Internet Speed (5.00 / 5)
Safety (4.23 / 5)
Cost of Living (1.18 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$125.50 USD / night

Average Dinners

$20.50 USD

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Popular Cities in Switzerland







St. Gallen