Frequently Asked Questions

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Swiss Visa Requirements

European Union, US and Canadian nationals do not require a visa to enter Switzerland, but passports must be valid for at least six months beyond your return date. Visitors from other countries may require a visa, so please check online or at a Swiss Embassy or Consulate.

Local Currency

The Swiss Franc (CHF). Please note that there are ATM cash machines at Geneva Airport, Sion and Les Collons, and major credit cards are widely accepted throughout Switzerland.

Winter Temperatures

Average daytime temperatures in winter hover between -3°C and 0°C (27°F to 32°F). Night temperatures range from -8°C to -3°C (-18°F to 27°F).

Medical Information

We have basic first aid equipment at Tiger's Nest along with staff trained in administering first aid. The nearest full-service hospital is located a 20-minute drive away in Sion. There is also a superb physiotherapy clinic in Sion. Please ensure you have travel insurance for your visit to Switzerland.


Switzerland is on 220V with two-pin and three-pin round plugs. We have adapters for UK and other international plugs.

Tax Free Shopping

VAT of 8% is payable on all goods bought in Switzerland. Non-nationals can claim tax refunds if they have purchased goods to the value of at least CHF300 per day per vendor.