Time difference with Switzerland
- 4,5-9 h (from the east to the west)
Country code for calling Switzerland
0011 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
110 volt / adapter required
Travel documents for Swiss citizens
Passport still valid after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 6 months.
On entry, a printout of the eTA (electronic Travel Authorization) has to be presented. You can apply for the eTA online at www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp
Swiss Embassy / Consulate
Ottawa, 5 Marlborough Avenue
Tel. +1 613 235 1837
10.00 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 18.00/19.00 h (Mon - Sat)
often longer on Thursdays and Fridays
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals.
International driver's licence recommended.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs (up to life imprisonment).
For current travel informations visit also http://www.eda.admin.ch/