Switzerland to join new EU travel agreement
Switzerland will join the European Electronic Travel Authorization system which is being rolled out across the EU.
This country is obliged to be part of the new system - known as ETIAS - as it’s part of the Schengen passport free zone.
Travellers from outside Europe will have to apply online before travel – similar to how the US ESTA programme works.
An ETIAS application will cost EUR 7 for all travelers over 18. Children will be free. The system will start in 2021.