PACK & SEND makes light work of international delivery. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations when shipping to Switzerland, or just need a hand getting your package on the move, we’re here to help.
We’ll even get your ski gear from the UK to your Swiss chalet in one piece, so you can hit the slopes in style. Visit one of our service centres today or get in touch with one of our experts to find out more about how we can help with your international deliveries.
Any international deliveries from the UK require a customs form. This includes details on the parcel’s contents and helps avoid delays when the shipment arrives in Switzerland.
This will be a commercial invoice. When you work with a courier service, they’ll provide these forms for you and help you complete them accurately.
Completing these means providing plenty of detail about the contents of your package. For example, if you’re sending skiing equipment in advance of your holiday, don’t simply write ‘skiing equipment’. Instead, state ‘pair of Rossignol skis in black, approx. 3.4kg’.
Any customs fees will be charged to the recipient, so bear this in mind when sending to friends and family. However, packages intended as gifts are exempt from charges, where the contents are valued up to 100 CHF.
Otherwise, packages valued above 5 CHF will be subject to customs duty and VAT and additional taxes will be levied on parcels valued 65 CHF and over.
Check Switzerland’s unique import rules before attempting to send items, or you risk having your package returned to you at a charge or even destroyed.
Switzerland strictly prohibits the import of certain items, while others will require a specialised license to enter the country.
Some items that are prohibited or restricted for import to Switzerland include:
· Certain foods and medicines
· Certain currencies including coins and banknotes
· Certain antique items including stamps, postcards and maps For more information on restricted imports, visit the Swiss government’s dedicated website, contact them directly or ask your courier provider.
Work with PACK & SEND for effortless delivery to Switzerland. From personal collection to doorstep delivery, we cover the whole process for you.
Our service centre experts boast over 30 years experience shipping anything and everything around the world. And our comprehensive cover gives you peace of mind even if the worst happens – protecting you against the cost of loss or damage in transit. However large or awkward your items – and whatever the cost – get a bespoke online quote for delivery to Switzerland today.
Certain foods, currencies and some antiques are amongst the items which are prohibited for import into Switzerland. Whilst these goods are prohibited for import, solutions can be found in some circumstances, contact your local service centre for more information.
What ways are there to get an item sent to Switzerland?
PACK & SEND arrange shipments to Switzerland via road and air freight.
How long will my things take to reach Switzerland?
Shipments going to Switzerland can take an estimated 3-4 working days but subject to customs clearance shipments can exceed this time frame.