The extraordinary autumn dry spell

The extraordinary autumn dry spell is having a significant impact on transport, power generation, tourism and aquatic life in Switzerland.
It's not just autumn, the beginning of the year was also historically dry, leading to a dramatic roll-on effect.


The Touring Club of Switzerland (TCS) has launched an airborne ambulance service to bring injured clients home.
The non-profit Swiss Air Service (Rega), which is a member of the Swiss Red Cross, has described the motoring association's offer as superfluous.

Doctors say weak students get too much therapy

More than half of Swiss schoolchildren are undergoing some sort of therapy in an effort to solve learning problems.



There is a small residual threat from terrorism in Switzerland. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers.

Travel Advice from UK government

*There is a moderate danger of avalanches at certain times during the year in Switzerland's Alpine regions. Please exercise due care and attention and observe all written notices and warning instructions.
*You should always take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling

Travel advise from USA government

We advise you to exercise normal safety precautions in Switzerland.

Exercise common sense and look out for suspicious behaviour, as you would in Australia.

The eighth World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference will take place in Geneva from 15 to 17 December 2011.

Travel advice from French government

Even though Switzerland is not a member of the European Union, entry requirements are similar to those of EU countries.
A valid passport is required for all foreign nationals entering Switzerland and it is advisable to ensure that your passport has at least six months validity when visiting any foreign country.

Along with 24 other European countries, Switzerland is a signatory to the Schengen Convention.

  • Thijme

I would like to live in Switzerland because i think it has a high rate of GDP and HDI.
Literally everything is good about it security is also high in Switzerland.
and I think it would be a nice place to live!
I looked at some of the pictures on google and i found it really nice,
i really love nature and they have lots there.
I also love animals and they have my favorite
dog breed there a Border Collie and they dont have those here in Bali.

  • David

I would really like to live in Switzerland because there none terrorism, it is pretty safe and I really love nature and snow.
I think all of the government have pretty good advices and I think that all of the advice are true.