May 7, 2021 - 9:41 AM
in reply to Meera2300
Welcome to MySwissAlps!
If you are only using your UK registered car in Switzerland for less than 6 months, there is no requirement to get it registered locally. Do check with your car insurance provider if it covers Europe, just in case. And you do need the motorway vignette. Information about where to get the vignette here: www.myswissalps.com/motorwayvignette
My family and I have travelled by car from Switzerland to the UK a couple of times and while it's possible to drive 10 hours straight, I think it 's a good idea to break the journey and spend the night somewhere along the route. During the most recent trip to England (a few years ago actually), we spent the night in Arras, which is about an hour from Calais. On the way back, we took the ferry from Portsmouth and drove back via Normandy (which is a longer route).
Under normal conditions, driving across borders is fairly easy. But most countries now have Covid restrictions in place so it's best to check with each of the countries you'll be travelling through. As you do have a Swiss residence permit, driving into Switzerland will not be a problem. But do take note that you might have to go into quarantine if you travel via certain regions in France or Germany which are currently on the high-risk list. You can find more updates about the Coronavirus restrictions and how they affect travel in Switzerland here: www.myswissalps.com/forum/topic/does-the-corona-virus-affect-trips-to-switzerland
Hope this info was helpful.
Last modified on May 7, 2021 - 9:53 AM by Anna