Jun 6, 2018 - 2:33 AM
in reply to Helene
>> -can I cut the pass so it isn't a full page? It looks like only the top half is really the pass.
I haven't used a Swiss Half Fare Card, but I have used a print-at-home Swiss Travel Pass.
In the text towards the bottom of the pass, it stated (amongst other things):
Printout: full size (not scaled), on white previously unprinted A4 paper, portrait, with a resolution of at least 600 dpi. The advertising in the lower third may be detached.
Underneath that is a line that goes all the way across the page, and underneath it are the words Werbung / Publicité / Pubblicità.
Does your Swiss Half Fare Card have that as well? If so, you can cut the paper along that line.
A sturdy business size envelope, size DL (110 cm x 220 cm), which is designed for folded A4 size paper, makes a good protective wallet. Just make sure that you don't fold your Swiss Half Fare Card through the QR code, which might not scan correctly if it is damaged.
>> -is it ok to fold it so it fits into a Ziploc bag as long as the QR still shows?
The conductor will usually want you to take it out of any thing you are keeping it in, and hand it to them so they can have a good look at it and scan it. They will sometimes ask to see your passport as well.
Last modified on Jun 6, 2018 - 2:40 AM by Alpenrose666