Travelling by boat to Switzerland?
For persons crossing the border in a private boat registered in Switzerland, the following applies:
If you are only carrying goods that are intended for your private use or as a gift,
- which fall within the duty-free allowances and the tax-free limit of CHF 300; or
- which you cleared with the QuickZoll app and
- and which are not subject to restrictions and bans,
passing the landing point (customs border) is considered to be an informal customs declaration.
For all other cases, the following applies:
You must report to a Swiss customs dock and declare the boat and the goods you are carrying. You may then moor the boat to the Swiss shore or to an anchored buoy.
All passengers on board must hold a valid travel document recognised by Switzerland. This applies even if the boat does not call at a port or does not land or moor elsewhere in Switzerland.
Information on entering and staying in Switzerland can be obtained from the State Secretariat for Migration.