There has been an increase in reports of theft especially in larger cities, at Geneva airport and on trains to/from Geneva.

Before travelling, please check the local weather forecast for latest information, including any possible dangerous weather conditions or flooding.

There is a danger of avalanches at certain times of the year. Take care and observe all written notices and warnings. See Outdoor sports activities.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

683,050 British nationals visited Switzerland in 2011. Most visits are trouble-free.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. Make sure your insurance covers winter/mountain activities.

The official website of Switzerland tourism provides useful information for travellers in a wheelchair or with impaired mobility.

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