May 30, 2017 - 6:03 AM
in reply to JudyWong
>> For our train ride from Milano to Zermatt through Domodosolla and Brig, how do we get immigration clearance (i.e. where our passport will be stamped as proof of us leaving Italy and entering into Switzerland legally), considering that we will be leaving Italy and entering into Switzerland, presumably at Domodosola?
You will only get your passport stamped on first arrival in a Schengen country, and on departure to a non-Schengen destination. If you are flying into Italy from your home country, then you will go through passport control in Italy, and get a stamp. Once inside the Schengen area, you must have your passport with you when crossing borders, e.g. from Italy to Switzerland. However, you may or may not have your passport checked, and you will not have it stamped. Going from Domodossola to Brig, officials might walk through the carriages and do random checks. You would not have to leave the train for a passport check.
The only place I am aware of, where you have to leave the train for a passport check within the Schengen area, is going from Denmark to Sweden on the local trains.
>> ... the train will take us to Brig as transit enroute to Zermatt after changing from platform 1 to platform 3 at Brig station.
You will probably be transferring from Platform 1 to Platform 14 at Brig. Please check the platform details for your chosen service on the SBB timetable to avoid any confusion.
Last modified on May 30, 2017 - 6:06 AM by Alpenrose666