Visa / Entry
Citizens of the EU / EFTA only need to bring a valid passport and do not need a visa for stays shorter than 3 months.
For all other areas and for current visa-information, please contact the Swiss Consulate General located nearest to you.
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How to get to Bern
There are several options to reach Bern:
Switzerland's public transport and especially the railway system offer many direct connections to Bern or other Swiss cities from destinations including Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Hungary and others.
Pick-up service at Zurich Airport: If you arrive in Switzerland via Zurich Airport train station (e.g. if you travel from the Eastern or Northern parts of Europe) you might consider using our pick-up service (free of charge) on July 14. For details, please refer to the "Pick-Up Service" and "Arrival before July 14" section in the Arrival Day menu once logged in.
There are several international airports in Switzerland most of which are suitable to reach Bern.
Pick-up Service: For your convenience, a pick-up service will be organized from Zurich and Bern-Belp airport to Bern on Sunday, July 14, 2013. Furthermore, when arriving on Zurich airport on July 13, we have arranged for hotels close to the airport offering special prices for all IBO guests. Please refer to the "Pick-Up Service" and "Arrival before July 14" section in the Arrival Day menu in our login part.
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