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Planning a trip to Switzerland, here are 5 things that you should keep in mind – Times of India

Planning a trip to Switzerland, here are 5 things that you should keep in mind – Times of India

Are you planning a trip to Switzerland? Before flying to this European country, you must remember certain things to have a peaceful time. To prepare your phone for the trip, you’ll need to turn on some important features, update your international credit or debit card information for stress-free payments and download a few apps that can make navigating unfamiliar places easier.

International roaming plans are convenient

You can opt for an international roaming plan to stay connected and worry-free on the trip.These plans will not only help you to chat with family and friends but will also make your hotel, cabs, and restaurants easy access to and most importantly will be helpful during emergencies.

Keep these emergency contacts handy

For emergencies, you should keep these essential contacts saved on your phone. For example, police, fire department, ambulance, helplines for natural calamities as well as personal emergency contacts. Being prepared will ensure swift response during critical situations.

Contact Number
Police 117
Ambulance 144
Fire 118
Children Emergencies 147
Air Rescue 1414
Anonymous Crisis Line (i.e. for victims of violence) 143
Toxin Information 145

Get a Forex card or enable international transactions on bank cards

Make your cards travel-ready before starting your trip. Log into your bank’s app or net banking portal to enable international transactions for your credit/debit cards. Alternatively, you can also visit your nearest branch to activate this feature.
You can also consider obtaining a Forex card, a convenient option for hassle-free spending and ATM withdrawals during your international vacation.
Simply load the desired amount onto the Forex card, and you will be set to seamlessly access funds while abroad. By taking these proactive measures, you can enjoy a worry-free and financially secure travel experience and focus solely on creating memories.

Convert your currency beforehand

Keep some Swiss Franc handy before boarding the flight to make your travel easier. You can get it converted via your bank to avoid paying increased charges at the airport.

Keep some other important apps on your smartphone

The Grand Tour of Switzerland app lets you discover and plan the most iconic route in Europe by car or motorcycle. If you don’t want to miss any of the top attractions, most beautiful lakes and alpine passes or visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites, the app is a must.
The Swiss Snow Report from Switzerland Tourism allows you to call up the snow report, weather conditions, live cams and piste maps for your daily ski excursion – with speed, convenience and ease. It keeps you updated continually on the number of open lifts, the weather and offers in the ski region of 250 Swiss winter sports stations.
For train travel in the country, the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland app can be kept handy. SBB Mobile is the most popular public transport app in Switzerland. The app offers you d timetable enquiries as well as a ticket booking facility.
Apart from the ones mentioned above, you should also keep some of the other essential apps handy while travelling to another country.
For food delivery, use Smood, the Swiss delivery app, Just Eat Switzerland, Too Good to Go and Domino’s Pizza Switzerland. To book cabs, you can use Uber, BlaBlaCar, Bolt, Taxiphone Geneve and Vertt.
Also, Google Translate and Lens come in handy for breaking the language barrier.