Food - what's allowed

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Mar 24, 2013 - 8:20 AM

i will be taking a 7 day trip to switzerland and basing myself in lucerne in a service appartment.

wrt food items, what am i allowed to carry into the country?
while i would be enjoying local cuisine i ill be travelling with two very fussy children and would like to give them good meals at short notice.

can i carry pre-cooked meals ans spices in my check-in baggage?

are there any restrictions that i need to be aware of? please advise. or please direct me to the correct people.


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Mar 26, 2013 - 3:00 PM
Hi armin. I've never experienced problems importing some own food items. If you want detailed information on what's allowed and what not, you can best contact the Swiss Federal Customs Administration through the e-mail address or phone number listed here.

I'm not sure what type of meals you're looking for, but Swiss super markets offer a wide array of excellent quick and pre-cooked meals, including lots of vegetarian products.

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