|Switzerland is not a member of the EU but it is a member of the Schengen agreement. Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Switzerland: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Republic of China, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela.
1) By Air
The main Swiss airports are in Zurich, Geneva and Bern, in that order. There are also international airports in Lugano and Basel. Since the collapse of the national air carrier Swiss Air, SWISS is the new national air carrier. SWISS also does internal flights, along with FlyBaboo and Darwin Airlines.
2) By Land
It is also possible to find low cost flights into nearby airports in Germany, such as Frankfurt airport, or Italy such as Milan airport, and drive to Switzerland, but this is time consuming. For more information on driving in Switzerland take a look at our Drive Smart Switzerland page. There are high speed trains from France, ICE trains from Germany and night trains to destinations such as Amsterdam. There are buses between Switzerland and various Balkan states while Switzerland is also on the Eurolines bus route.