Travelling abroad

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During stays abroad, information, advice and consular assistance are provided by the department and its representations. © CCO

The FDFA can assist you with your travel preparations by offering a wide range of aids and information material.

Travel advice, tips and Itineris

The FDFA travel advice service provides information about the security situation in every country.

The Rubrik «Tips before and during your journey» provides useful information of a general nature for ensuring a safe and successful journey.

The «Travel checklist» summarises the most important points to consider when preparing for your journey. You can download the pocket guide as a PDF or order it free of charge.

Itineris is an online tool you can use for entering the dates of your journey. This enables the FDFA to locate you and contact you by SMS in the event of an emergency.

Consular protection

Swiss nationals who find themselves in difficulty in a foreign country can ask the Swiss embassy or consulate-general for advice and assistance.