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Planning for Deposition Travel to Switzerland

With teams living on the ground in Europe, Planet Depos offers 24/7 assistance for all of your deposition needs in Switzerland. Our teams have been covering depositions in Switzerland for over 15 years, earning the reputation of one of the leading experts in the scheduling process, travel, and document assistance there. We would be more than happy to share our expertise and guide you through the logistical and procedural processes to ensure a successful deposition in Switzerland.

Entry Requirements for Switzerland
Switzerland does not require a tourist visa for stays of less than 90 days. You will need a passport valid for at least 90 days beyond your planned date of departure from Switzerland, and Planet Depos strongly recommends traveling with a passport valid no less than 6 months post your departure date from Switzerland. You need 1 blank passport page for your entry stamp. However, Planet Depos recommends traveling with at least 2 blank passport pages. There are a few direct flights from the U.S. to Switzerland, but if you are not on a non-stop flight, you will need to check any country or countries you pass through to determine if a separate transit visa is required.

For more information, you may also contact the Swiss Embassy in the United States (2900 Cathedral Ave NW Washington DC 20008):

Swiss Embassy

Flying to Switzerland
There are 2 major international airports in Switzerland:

Airlines offering direct flights to Switzerland include:

Travel to Switzerland
For updated travel alerts and information, please visit the State Department’s webpage at:

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/Judicial-Assistance-Country-Information/Switzerland.html

You can also download the SmartTravel App for your smartphone created by the U.S. Department of State.

Staying in Switzerland
There are many locations to take depositions in Switzerland. For example, beautiful Zurich offers many deluxe hotels to meet your conference room and lodging needs. Planet Depos has established relationships with many hotels throughout Europe, and we will gladly assist with your conference room needs and hotel recommendations.

Medical Information for Switzerland
There are several excellent English-friendly medical facilities in Switzerland. Be prepared to present your passport. For a list of these facilities, and additional medical/emergency information, please go to:

U.S. Embassy – Switzerland

For updated health information, including health travel alerts and immunizations, please visit Switzerland specific website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at:

CDC – Switzerland

Money Matters
While most of Europe uses the Euro, Switzerland still uses the Swiss franc. Merchants may accept Euros, but are not obligated to do so. Prices are often listed in Euros for comparison purposes. Major credit cards (American Express, MasterCard, and Visa) are widely accepted throughout Switzerland. ATMs are widely available.

For up-to-date information on the local conversion rate, please visit a reputable currency converter website such as http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/ which also offers an app for smartphones.

Weather
Switzerland has a generally temperate climate. Winter temperatures range from the high 20’s to mid 40’s. Summer temperatures range from the mid 60’s to low 80’s. Spring and autumn temperatures range in the mid 40’s to high 50’s.

Websites to visit
Embassy of the United States in Switzerland

U.S. Embassy – Switzerland

App Store for your iPhone:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/genre/ios-travel/id6003?mt=8

App Store for your Android:

https://play.google.com/store/apps?hl=en

Interesting Fact about Switzerland
The Papal Swiss Guard is actually Swiss! They are made up entirely of Swiss soldiers.

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