FAQ – Frequently asked questions
2. Special information on Schengen
3. Border-crossing / Travel documents
4. For hosts in Switzerland
5. Travelling in the Schengen area with a Swiss residence permit
6. Questions on granted or refused visas
7. Long-term residency in Switzerland (more than 3 months) / Employment in Switzerland
8. Other questions
The competent authorities require any person visiting Switzerland to have travel insurance that covers the costs of emergency rescue, repatriation for medical reasons or emergency medical assistance, as well as emergency hospital care in case of accident or sudden illness during the stay. The minimum insurance coverage has to be euro 30,000.
The travel insurance has to be taken out with an insurance company which
- has its head offices or a branch in Switzerland, in the Principality of Liechtenstein or in an EU or EFTA State;
- is authorised to issue travel insurance policies by the supervisory body competent for its head offices.
A list of the insurance companies authorised in Switzerland is available on the website of FINMA ( www.finma.ch), in the category "Beaufsichtigte", the document under the title "Versicherungsunternehmen unter Aufsicht FINMA". All insurances listed in categories B1, B2 and / or B18 have the authorisation to offer travel insurances.
For questions about this list or the insurances please refer directly to FINMA.