Swiss traffic information
Information on the current road conditions in Switzerland is available from several sources.
Online: Traffic information from the SRF website
Online: Traffic map on the TCS website
Via Google: Maps
App: TCS app
Telephone: Dial 163 (chargeable)
Radio: On SRF
If you have a flat tyre or other roadside emergency, you can reach the roadside assistance service 24 hours a day by dialling 140 (20 centimes per call). Calling the police (117) or the medical emergency centre (144) is free of charge.
There are several roadside assistance services in Switzerland that require membership in order to provide their services. These include:
Traffic information abroad
Information on the current road conditions abroad, including motorway traffic information.
If you experience difficulties with air travel, the Federal Office of Civil Aviation can provide you with information on:
What is not allowed in your carry-on baggage? What about checked baggage? The Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) website provides a table showing selected restricted items. Some countries and airlines place tighter restrictions on baggage. It may be useful to check with your airline before departure.
You can claim compensation for destroyed, lost or delayed baggage if your flight is operated by a Swiss or EU airline. The FOCA provides information on how to handle problems with luggage.
Requirements and security abroad
The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) provides a list of pre-departure recommendations for international travel.
The FDFA website also contains general travel advice applicable to all countries. Travellers are advised to consider possible risks such as political unrest, criminality, natural hazards and access to medical care.
The Travel Admin app can be helpful. Once you have downloaded the app and completed the registration process, you can enter your itinerary. The FDFA can then locate and inform you should there be any kind of a crisis in your destination country
What do health insurance companies cover while you are abroad? The ch.ch web page on health insurance benefits abroad provides more information.
If you plan to bring your pet along on holiday, you should consult the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) website for information on necessary preparations.
The FSVO’s online tool also helps you to find out about the case-specific regulations for crossing the border with dogs, cats and ferrets, according to your country of origin or destination
Information on air passenger rights from the FOCA
Travel advice from the FDFA website
Medical advice for travellers on healthytravel.ch
Advice from the FSVO on travelling with pets
FDFA brochure on preparing for your journey. Advice on when Swiss embassies or consulates can provide assistance abroad
Information on passports and ID cards can be found on ch.ch