Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

  • Reviewed: 30 September 2016, 16:30 NZDT
  • Still current at: 23 October 2017
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There are no significant security concerns in Switzerland, however normal safety and security precautions should be taken to ensure personal safety.

Terrorism
There is an underlying threat of terrorism in Switzerland. Terrorist groups, including those based in Syria and Iraq, have made threats to conduct attacks in Europe. 

New Zealanders in Switzerland are advised to keep themselves informed of potential risks to safety and security by monitoring the media and other local information sources. We recommend following any instructions issued by the local authorities and exercising vigilance in public places.

Crime
Petty crime such as bag snatching and pickpocketing occurs in Switzerland and is common in tourist areas and on public transport. We advise New Zealanders to be alert to their surroundings at all times and take steps to safeguard and secure their personal belongings.  

General travel advice
New Zealanders travelling or living in Switzerland should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place. You should check your policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend undertaking in Switzerland, such as adventure sports.

New Zealanders in Switzerland are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Travel tips


The New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Germany is accredited to Switzerland

Street Address Atrium, Friedrichstrasse 60, 10117 Berlin, Germany Telephone +49 30 206 210 Fax +49 30 206 21114 Email nzembber@infoem.org Web Site http://www.mfat.govt.nz/germany Hours Mon - Fri 0900 - 1300, 1400 - 1730 hrs (closes Fri 1630 hrs)

New Zealand Consulate-General Geneva, Switzerland

Street Address 2 Chemin des Fins, Grand Sacconex, Geneva, Switzerland Postal Address P O Box 334, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland Telephone +41 22 929 0350 Fax +41 22 929 0377 Email mission.nz@bluewin.ch Hours Mon - Fri 0930 1130 hrs

See our regional advice for Europe

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Accredited New Zealand Embassy Germany

Street Address
Atrium, Friedrichstrasse 60, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Telephone: +49 30 206 210

Fax: +49 30 206 21114

Email: nzembber@infoem.org

Website: http://www.mfat.govt.nz/germany

Hours: Mon - Fri 0900 - 1300, 1400 - 1730 hrs (closes Fri 1630 hrs)

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