Here we have complied some information about Geneva and the surrounding area that we hope will help you enjoy your visit and answer some questions about your stay in Switzerland.
Passports, Visas and Travel Requirements
Every traveller must have a valid passport.
Visa are required for a continuous stay of more than three months. If your stay is shorter than three months you only need to bring your valid passport with you. This applies to citizens of the following countries: countries of the American Continent (except Belize, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Peru), Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Please note: This information is for guide purposes only. We recommend that you visit the Swiss Federal Office for Migration website to ensure your travel documentation is correct.
7.7 million in 2008
German (64%), French (20%), Italian (6.5%), Romansch (0.5%), Other (9%)
Swiss German, French, Italian, Rhaeto-Rumantsch
Insurance & Health
Crime rates in Switzerland are amongst the lowest in the industrialized world. However, you should always take sensible precautions with your valuables.
Please ensure you have appropriate medical cover for your visit to Switzerland.
1 Swiss Franc = 100 Rappen
(many prices are also shown in Euros)
Average daytime high temperature in November is 8c - 47f
Average night time low temperature in November is 2c - 35f
220-240 volts AC, 50 Hz as in the rest of Europe
Country code +41
Area Code for Geneva 22