Switzerland travel insurance

Before you buy travel insurance for your holiday to Switzerland, there are a few things to think about:

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What is covered with travel insurance to Switzerland?

As standard, all of our travel insurance policies cover over 50 sports and activities and if you’re up to anything particularly adventurous, we have extreme sports cover as an add-on. We also consider all medical conditions and have no upper age limit, so get in touch today or simply get a quote online.

We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

To help you have the best holiday experience, we’ve put together some useful information that we think you’ll want to know before your trip to Switzerland.

CurrencySwiss franc
Official language(s)German, Romansh, French, italian
PopulationApprox. 8.4m
Plug typePlug types C J
Driving sideRight-hand side
ClimateSpring – March to May
Summer – June to August
Autumn – September to November
Winter – December to February
LawsLocal laws and customs

Do I need a visa for Switzerland?

If you’re a British citizen with a valid passport then you won’t need a visa to travel to Switzerland.

Healthcare in Switzerland

Post-Brexit, neither the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) nor the Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) will work in Switzerland. This means that it’s as important as ever to have travel insurance in place to cover the costs of any unexpected medical treatment or repatriation to the UK. You can find more information about healthcare in Switzerland here.

 If you have pre-existing medical conditions you must declare these before you buy your policy to ensure you’re fully covered.

Can you help if I need medical treatment while in Switzerland?

Yes – all our policies come with access to our 24-hour emergency assistance team, so there will always be someone here to help you if you become ill or are injured while abroad.

If you need emergency medical assistance just give our team a call any time, day or night.


  1. Unlimited emergency medical expenses available on Black level policies.
  2. Based on 2,050 responses, correct as of 22/01/2024