Summary

Heavy rainfall has led to flooding in some parts of the country. Authorities have warned of the continued risk of landslides near river banks. Before travelling, please check the local weather forecast for latest information, including any possible dangerous weather conditions or flooding.

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

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

698,375 British nationals visited Switzerland in 2013. 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.