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Switzerland is one of the safest destinations in the world, even for solo travelers and solo female travelers. Pickpocketing and purse snatching are common petty crimes in crowded areas of Geneva, Zurich, Basel, and Bern. Switzerland ranked the 8th safest country in the world, according to The World Economic Forum(WEF). It was listed 12th on a list of 163 countries in the 2018 World Peace Index.
Switzerland is a secular democratic country in central Europe with Christianity as the predominant religion. Its neighboring countries of France, Italy, and Germany have influenced Swiss culture significantly. Thus, German, French, Italian, and Romansh are the official languages. Banking and finance are the mainstays of the economy. Swiss watches and chocolate are world-renowned. Switzerland has a high cost of living, and it is one of the most expensive tourist destinations.
Swiss people greet one another by shaking hands firmly with eye contact on the introduction. They address people with the family name and a polite "bonjour." The first name is exclusively for close friends and relatives. They address the Swiss by academic or professional title. If you do not know the title, you can use 'Mr,' 'Mrs,' or 'Miss' when you are speaking English. Do respect traditional Swiss greeting with three kisses on the cheek.
Indians can obtain a short-stay Swiss Schengen visa for a maximum of 90 days within 180 days. For a Swiss tourist visa, Indians require the following documents:
Passport with two blank pages and validity for at least three months after the trip period.
Color photocopies of all the pages of the passport.
Two recent passport-sized color photos
Travel insurance policy photocopy
Flight Reservations copy
Proof of sufficient funds
Copy of Schengen visas issued in the last few years.
If the applicant is a minor, written consent from parents is required.
national ID card or residence permit as evidence of legal residence in India.
Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card).
Switzerland enjoys a moderate climate without excessive heat, cold, or humidity. It has hot summers in plains and cold winters in mountainous areas. Southern Switzerland receives the highest rainfall. Temperature varies with the altitude. Mountains are spread over 62 percent of the territory in Switzerland, so winter does not end even in summer. Weather does not change at any time of the year in southern areas.
Light and comfortable clothes are recommended to combat humidity and heat in Switzerland. Shorts, T-shirts, and flip-flops are suitable almost everywhere, have at least one evening dress or long-sleeved shirt and trousers, and dress shoes. These simple, light, cotton/linen clothing will suit the warm weather. Put on loose skirts/maxi dresses or a pair of cropped pants or shorts with tees, tanks, or tunics. You can also carry swimwear. A light jacket is a must during monsoon. You can try more stylish attire in a higher-end restaurant and bars. These dresses will keep you relaxed and fresh throughout the visit.
You can hire a cab from taxi ranks outside the terminals (Arrival 1 and 2) between 06:00 am to 11:30 pm. The official taxis are all white and bear the "Airport Taxi" sign. You can reach Zurich in 15-20 minutes.
Call 0848 850 852 to book a taxi in advance. You can pay using a credit card and cash.
Level 1 of Airport Center houses the car hire center. You can rent a car at car rental companies desks at the airport between 06:00 am to 11:30 pm. The top car rental companies name and phone number are given below:
Europcar: +41 43 255 56 56
Hertz: +41 43 816 32 55
Sixt: +41 848 884 444
Thrifty: +41 43 444 40 00
Budget: +41 44 800 77 33
Enterprise: +41 58 122 04 20
Alamo: +41 58 122 04 20
Avis: +41 44 800 77 33
Dollar / Thrifty: +41 43 816 32 55
Zurich Airport Railway Station is located below the Airport Center in the Check-in 3 area. You can buy tickets at the SBB ticket counters (06:15 am-10:30 pm) and the Service Center in Arrivals 1 and 2. A ticket vending machine is another option to get tickets. Please contact: +41 (0) 900 300 300, or visit SBB website for any inquiry.
The Swiss are polite, reserved, and extremely organized. They strictly adhere to unwritten social rules for daily life. They are polite, reserved, and extremely organized. They strictly adhere to unwritten social rules for daily life. Local people values work ethics and punctuality. It is fine to be late for 15 minutes for a party, dinner, or meeting. Much delay is considered inconsiderate. Swiss people speak multiple languages.
Free stuff scams, fake police scam, Bonneteau, The fake donation, Free hugs are the most common tourist scams which are opted by those in Switzerland who have no work to do.
In ‘Free’ stuff scams, scammers approach and offer you something, then they will create a scene to force you to pay. Alternatively, they also provide you flower, friendship bracelets to rob you while putting it on you.
In a shell and pea game of Bonneteau, a small ball is concealed under one of three cups. As such, it never goes under the cup at all. Scam artists then start stakes at 100 CHF and con tourists. Police issued warnings against these occurrences.
In the case of fake police, conmen pose as police and ask to check the wallet of random people, and rob them. So, do not hand over any of your belongings to them, and call emergency number 117 in Switzerland.
In the name of the Free Hug Campaign, do not let any random person offer you a free hug. You may be pickpocketed.
In the fake donation, do not pay cash donations or sign a petition (it requires payment) to the people without official identification.
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