Bringing food to Switzerland and customs

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anilg
anilg
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May 15, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Dear

I wonder if you may advice about any restrictions on food to be brought in Switzerland airports from other countries.

Many thanks for your help.

with best wishes.

Anil

rockoyster
rockoyster
4996 posts
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May 15, 2018 - 9:50 AM in reply to anilg

Hi Anil,

Just enjoy the local food. What in particular did you plan to bring with you?

Arno
Arno
12331 posts
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May 15, 2018 - 11:04 AM

Hello Anil,

You'll find various links on www.myswissalps.com/ab outswitzerland/practic al/websites, also about food import. But I would also recommend not to bring any unless absolutely required. There is plenty of good food in Switzerland.

anilg
anilg
9 posts
new member
May 16, 2018 - 11:37 AM

Dear Ockoyster and Arno

Thanks for your message. I am sure that food (amongst so many other things) in Switzerland will be excellent and I am looking forward to it.

I planned to bring some cooked spicy vegetarian snacks with me and was not sure if this will be a problem in custom clearance. I am aware that food items are not allowed in many countries.

Regards.

Anil

Lucas
Lucas
10496 posts
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May 16, 2018 - 6:07 PM in reply to anilg

I would say if they are packaged food you should be ok, but homemade or fresh vegetables might prove to be a problem.

anilg
anilg
9 posts
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May 16, 2018 - 7:01 PM in reply to Lucas

Thank you very much for clarification. Much appreciated.

Regards.

Anil

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