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Located right in the middle of Europe, Switzerland is a popular tourist hub in Europe. Travellers frequent the country year-round, taking advantage of world-class skiing in the winter, and hiking along mountains and traversing the many bodies of water that the country is known for in the summer.

Regardless of the time of year you are visiting this popular tourist destination, a dependable travel insurance policy is something you should have to fall back on. Travel can be unpredictable, and it’s important to have travel insurance in case your trip does not go according to plan.

More about the attractions in Switzerland…

Switzerland: A diverse cultural travel experience

Switzerland offers no shortage of amazing cities and natural beauty for travellers to experience. Whether you are visiting world-class cities such as Zurich, Davos or Geneva, or top tourist attractions such as the Rhine Falls, the Matterhorn, Chillon Castle, the salt mines at Bex, Oskar Reinhart Museum or Ruinaulta (Switzerland’s Grand Canyon), you will have no problem filling up your days. And this is not even accounting for the world-class skiing destinations, such as Zermatt, Wengen, Pizol, and even tobogganing at Eiger Run.

Travel tips for Switzerland

With Switzerland being located in central Europe, a number of languages are commonly spoken, including German, Italian and French. Switzerland is part of the Schengen area, which comprises 26 European countries that share common visa rules, allowing you to travel within these countries without needing additional travel visas or documentation.

The best time of the year to visit the country depends on the activities you plan. During the winter months (December to March), Switzerland is a premier skiing destination. If you want to go sightseeing, the best time to visit is June to September. May and October are regarded as the best months to travel if you want to get travel deals.

A final piece of advice is to get travel insurance to make sure you have access to travel assistance in Europe should you need it.

Travel to Switzerland with Blue Cross travel insurance

Canadians choose Blue Cross because it is the most recognized name in the industry. When you travel with us, you can have confidence in knowing you will be provided with the travel assistance you need, no matter when or where you are travelling around the world.

Ready to learn more about travel insurance for Switzerland? Want to learn more about your coverage options with Blue Cross? Get a free quote online or contact us to learn more about affordable travel insurance options that will allow you to travel with confidence when you visit Switzerland.

General Switzerland Canada
Continent: Europe
Population (2012): 7,996,861 34,754,312 (2012)
Area (km2): 41,277 9,984,670
Capital: Bern
Currency: Swiss franc
Official language(s): German, French, Italian
Drive: Right
Diesel (2012): 2.06 1.23 (2012)
Gasoline (2013): 1.92 1.23 (2013)

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