International Removals to Switzerland
Switzerland: An overview
Switzerland is a landlocked country surrounded by France, Germany, Austria, Lichtenstein and Italy. With a long history of neutrality and famed for its mountains and winter sports, it also has one of the highest standards of living in the world and boasts two great financial centres in Zurich and Geneva. Around 20% of Switzerland’s population of some 7.5 million are foreigners and we regularly undertake moves there. You can rest assured we will assist you at every stage from start to finish of your move to Switzerland, leaving you to enjoy everything this land of spectacular scenery and chic cities has to offer.
Swiss Customs and quarantine regulations
Although not a member of the European Union, Switzerland does belong to the European Economic Area. The UK’s future relationship with Europe has still to be decided, but currently there are few customs and import regulations that apply to moves from the UK. There are three main languages spoken in Switzerland – German, French and Italian – and depending on where you enter the country from will determine which language your import documentation has to be in. For instance, if you enter from Germany they must be in German, and from Italy in Italian, but don’t worry: your Move Manager will oversee your move throughout and will safely guide you through Switzerland’s Customs and quarantine regulations as they apply to your individual circumstances.
What should I do with the things I can’t take?
Currently there are some items you may not be permitted to import into Switzerland, and there will probably be others you don’t need to take but would like to keep. The answer is to store them in our secure and well-maintained storage facilities, where you can access them at any time during working hours.
How long will it take to ship my possessions?
Moves to Switzerland are usually carried out door-to-door using a dedicated removals vehicle. Your Move Manager will supply a schedule covering the expected transit time for your particular move.
Why choose Atlantic International Movers?
We are specialists in international relocations, which means we have the knowledge and the solid experience needed to move your possessions safely to their destination without fuss. We offer a full international removals service and along with our tried and trusted partners we’ll support you throughout your move.