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Why do you need Travel Insurance for Switzerland?

Travel Insurance for Switzerland will give you peace of mind, covering you for unexpected medical emergencies, repatriation and cancellation costs.  This type of cover will enable you to travel to Switzerland safely. Protecting your trip before you go and while you’re away.

Comprehensive cover when travelling to Switzerland

Everyone should visit Switzerland at least once. Wondering what you’ll discover on your trip? You’ll be able to climb the world’s most photographed mountain, ski on world-famous slopes and enjoy chocolate treats.

If you choose to travel to Switzerland with AllClear, the UK’s No.1 for Travel Insurance2, you can benefit from:

What should Travel Insurance for Switzerland Cover?

For confidence on your travels, look for a policy that includes:

Medical expenses cover – As Switzerland isn’t a part of the GHIC scheme, you can’t use your card while on holiday there. Therefore, a policy with medical expenses is essential, protecting you against any medical emergency.

Repatriation – As Switzerland is located in south-central Europe, repatriation can cost up to £16,000. Make sure you choose a policy with repatriation cover included to avoid extensive bills should you need to be medically transported.

Cancellation cover – This type of cover will enable you to be reimbursed for any irrecoverable financial loss due to having to cancel or cut short your trip.

Personal property cover – Loss of luggage can be stressful. Protect your possession while travelling with personal property cover.

Benefits of AllClear Cover

Gold Gold Plus Platinum
Emergency medical expenses and Repatriation costs Up to £10m Up to £15m Unlimited
Cancellation* and Curtailment Up to £2k Up to £15k Up to £25k
Travel Delay Up to £300 Up to £1,500 Up to £1,500
Recuperation stay
Personal Belongings Up to £2k Up to £2.5k Up to £3k
Personal liability Up to £2m Up to £2m Up to £2m
Legal protection cover Up to £50k Up to £50k Up to £100k
* If you buy a policy which includes cancellation cover
All these figures are per person and per trip

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Simple 3 step quote process

1. Call us or click a quote button on our site

Once you are ready to start the quote process, the first step is to provide your personal details and information about your holiday plans.

2. Complete our simple medical screening process

You then declare the medical conditions for you (and any other travellers) and answer the specifically designed medical questions.

3. Get your quotes

You will then get your quotes and can either proceed to buy, or save your quote, at this stage.

Frequently asked questions

What does the GHIC cover in Switzerland?

Health care in Switzerland is decentralised. While the system is funded through taxes and enroll premiums, residents need to purchase Travel Insurance from private nonprofit insurers to cover the costs of medical treatment. Tourists visiting Switzerland are also expected to cover the costs of emergency medical treatments.

Switzerland is not a part of the GHIC scheme. So Travel Insurance is even more important when visiting these destinations.

What is the best month to go to Switzerland?

Switzerland is a stunning destination year-round. How you want to spend your trip, will dictate the best time to visit.  To see the Alpine bloom, March to May is your season. If you’re a winter sports enthusiast, December to March is the best time.

How many days do you need to see Switzerland?

There is a lot to see and do in Switzerland, so a trip duration of around five days is recommended to make the most of it.

Planning to ski in Switzerland?

The Swiss slopes are world-famous. If you wish to ski or snowboard or try any other winter sport on your trip, you’ll need to make sure your chosen policy covers you. Most Travel Insurance policies don’t cover these types of activities as standard so you will need to buy an optional extra.

From tobogganing to sledging, at AllClear, we offer Winter Sports Cover so that you can have peace of mind.

Author notes

Written by Lydia Crispin, MA Content Creator at AllClear
Edited by Letitia Smith, M.Sc. Content Manager at AllClear

3 Ranked first Overall for Travel Insurance on from over 14,300 independent customer reviews on 27/01/2021.

4 Research-based those that took part in AllClear’s Summer Survey, July 2021. 1440 respondents.

4 Based on 166 AllClear customers surveyed in April 2021

Written by: Letitia Smith | Travel Insurance Expert
Last Updated: 24 November 2023

† Based on Trustpilot reviews of all companies in the Travel Insurance Company category that have over 70,000 reviews as of January 2024. AllClear Gold Plus achieved a Which? Best Buy.