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Pumpkinpie17
Pumpkinpie17
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Jun 14, 2022 - 5:21 AM

Hello,

I am citizen of USA and planning to travel to Switzerland from France (by train) for less than one week. I was reading about ETIAS visa here -

www.etiasvisa.com/etias-countries/switzerland-etias

Seems the ETIAS visa will be mandatory from May 2023, but do I need to register in the ETIAS system before entering Switzerland?

The other question I have is about requirement for medical insurance. Do I need to purchase medical insurance for travel to Switzerland for 30000 Euro per head? Can you please tell if I need medical insurance for travel to France as well?

Thank you.

Anna
Anna
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Jun 14, 2022 - 8:05 AM in reply to Pumpkinpie17

Hi Pumpkinpie17,

Based on the information given, yes you do need to register in the ETIAS system if you are a non-EU citizen from an eligible country. This includes the USA. Medical insurance is not a requirement but you are recommended to take out a travel insurance for your travels.

Only visitors who are not eligible for an ETIAS (non-eligible countries) are required to produce supporting documents including evidence of travel or medical insurance with a minimum cover of €30,000.

For current information on visa and entry requirements into Switzerland: www.myswissalps.com/visa

Regards,

Anna

Pumpkinpie17
Pumpkinpie17
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Jun 14, 2022 - 6:02 PM in reply to Anna

Thank you Anna for the information.

Arno
Arno
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Jun 15, 2022 - 8:05 AM in reply to Pumpkinpie17

Hi Pumpkinpie17,

When will you be traveling? If it's before March/April/May 2023 (which is when ETIAS will probably be launched), you don't have to deal with any ETIAS regulations yet. You don't need a Schengen visa and the accompanying travel insurance requirements either as a US citizen. The current rules will still apply as described at https://www.myswissalps.com/visa. See the paragraph "Entry rules for citizens of the United States" there as well.

Last modified on Jun 15, 2022 - 8:08 AM by Arno
Pumpkinpie17
Pumpkinpie17
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Jun 25, 2022 - 5:47 PM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

We have plans to travel Switzerland this August 2022. I am checking the link you provided.

Thank you so much for the details and information.

Regards.

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