Animals and plants

Elephant leather belts, dream catchers with bird-feathers or sandalwood joss sticks - there are all sorts of souvenirs. People do not realize that many objects are made using protected animals or plants (e.g. tropical timber). But many things may not be brought into Switzerland at all, or only with permits.

Even before going away, it is worth clarifying which souvenirs are suitable and which are best left behind at the holiday resort.

Details can be found here:
Souvenirs - FSVO

Travelling with pets
Some preparatory work is necessary if you wish to bring your pets abroad from Switzerland, or vice versa.  

Food
Many travellers want to bring food of animal origin (meat, milk and dairy products, cheese, honey, etc.) into Switzerland. However, this is often prohibited or at least restricted in order to prevent the introduction or spread of epidemics. This applies particularly in the case of food from non-EU countries such as Turkey.

Additional information on animals and plants is available at the following links:

https://www.ezv.admin.ch/content/ezv/en/home/information-individuals/animals-and-plants.html