When entering Switzerland, you must declare all goods and animals that you are carrying with you, as well as declare any repair and maintenance work carried out on the vehicle without being requested to do so.
If you are only bringing goods which are exempt from customs duty and VAT, or that you have cleared through customs using the QuickZoll app, and are not subject to any restrictions or bans, you may proceed across the border without declaring anything.
N.B. Customs inspections may also be carried out in Switzerland itself. In the case of such an inspection, it will no longer be possible to carry out a customs declaration which should have been done beforehand. Consequently, you are committing a criminal offence if you do not declare or falsely declare prohibited or dutiable goods or ones that require authorisation.
Please retain the documents for the customs declaration made for at least one year.
Verbal customs declaration at manned border crossings
When the border crossing is manned by Customs staff, you can verbally declare all goods (including animals and repairs carried out abroad) that you are carrying with you.
Customs declaration via app
Goods for your personal use or to be given as gifts can be declared for importation simply and easily with the QuickZoll app and any due taxes and duties can be paid directly - without stopping at the border.