Travel information

Welcome to Zürich, Switzerland. A cosmopolitan me-tropolis by the water. 

Reasons to extend your business trip in Zurich:

UFI participants receive a 15 CHF discount on the Zürich Card. 

With the Zürich Card, urban explorers can enjoy the city in all its diversity – and save time and money too. The city card is valid during 24 or 72 hours and offers unlimited travel on public transport, lake cruises, free admission to several museums, and a 50% discount on guided city tours and other experiences.

Please use the following code to receive your discount: UFI2024

Important Note
The Zurich Card can only be purchased within 2 months before the date of use. 

Pro Tip:
By extending your business trip, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know our host city better and discover why Zurich is a true secret among European cities. Plus, you'll get the most out of your trip.
Get some personal advice from the staff at the Tourist Information. They know all the insider tips.

Summer in Zurich

During the summer months, locals, expats, tourists and business people spend time outdoors, enjoying Zurich’s Mediterranean atmosphere. They gather at the iconic riverside and lakeside open-air swimming facilities (known as “Badi”) for a refreshing swim or a drink. Gourmets can treat their taste buds on cozy garden terraces or a freshly caught fish from Lake Zurich treat.

FOOD ZURICH, June 6 – 16

In June, Zurich turns into Europe’s hotspot for foodies, amateur cooks, and gourmets. For 11 days of indulgence, the FOOD ZURICH festival will host more than 100 events on different focus themes – a showcase of the progressive food scene.

Zurich Art Weekend, June 9 – 11

In Zurich, art connoisseurs and culture enthusiasts are spoiled for choice with more than 50 museums and over 100 galleries. The Zurich Art Weekend is a top event in the field of contemporary art, providing a 3–day curated program of exhibitions, events, workshops and gatherings with artists, curators, collectors and art professionals.

Entry Regulations

Citizens of EU and EFTA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) member states do not require a visa to enter Switzerland. 

If you come from another country, whether or not you need a visa depends on your nationality.

The website of the State Secretariat for Migration provides you with an overview of ID and visa provisions according to nationality. 


Switzerland is not part of the European Union, and the official currency is the Swiss Franc (CHF). 


The official languages in Zurich are German, Italian, and Romansh. English is widely spoken, making communication relatively easy for international visitors. 

Respect Local Laws and Customs

Familiarize yourself with Swiss laws and customs to ensure a respectful and enjoyable visit. Switzerland places a strong emphasis on cleanliness, punctuality, and respect for the environment.
Before you travel, always check with the Swiss government or the official Zurich tourism website for the latest entry requirements and any updates to regulations. Enjoy your time in Zurich, a city known for its stunning landscapes, cultural richness, and warm hospitality!