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3 Questions about Brexit and Switzerland for flying, posting, staying

Ok maybe a bit late on this


1. If anyone has flown post brexit, did you have to wait in non EU line (Brits) or was there an exception for swiss residency permit holders?

2. I tried looking at the parcel rules, but for a personal packet does the value need to be below something, otherwise does the recipient or sender need to pay customs? And are certain things are banned from being sent from the UK?

3. How long can one visit the UK without affecting their swiss residency / visa or breaking rules
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Old 03.02.2021, 15:23
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Ok maybe a bit late on this


1. If anyone has flown post brexit, did you have to wait in non EU line (Brits) or was there an exception for swiss residency permit holders?

2. I tried looking at the parcel rules, but for a personal packet does the value need to be below something, otherwise does the recipient or sender need to pay customs? And are certain things are banned from being sent from the UK?

3. How long can one visit the UK without affecting their swiss residency / visa or breaking rules
1. Brits need to use the Non-EU queue even with residence permit.

2. Should be no change as Switzerland never been EU, so Brexit doesn’t affect.

3. Same as before. You can leave Switzerland for 6 months without losing permit. How long you can stay in U.K. without visa depends on your nationality.
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Re: 3 Questions about Brexit and Switzerland for flying, posting, staying

*Don't forget your permit if flying from UK to CH as you may not get in without it at the moment.
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Re: 3 Questions about Brexit and Switzerland for flying, posting, staying

1. There has never been an exception for Swiss Permit holders. Go to the queue appropriate to your passport. ALWAYS carry your permit if you leave Switzerland. At Swiss immigration present your permit with your passport. Your passport likely needs to be stamped if you are arriving from outside Schengen. If you have a permit you are exempt.

Many non-Swiss are banned from entry due to Covid. If you have a permit you are exempt, BUT you must have it with you. A driver’s license or other proof of address IS NOT good enough.

Oh, did I mention to always travel with your permit? You will avoid lots of heartache if you do.

2 No change, Switzerland is not in the Customs Union.

3. Your Permit will expire after a maximum of six months.
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Re: 3 Questions about Brexit and Switzerland for flying, posting, staying

Quote from Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO)


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Brexit: New regulations on entry with animals and animal products from the United Kingdom...
...An important change applies for travellers carrying food in their luggage: the import of meat or of products containing meat, and the import of foods containing milk (cheese, etc.), will no longer be permitted

I'm not sure if this applies to just normal milk, condensed milk, chocolate made with milk, processed products (snacks) made with butter
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2. Should be no change as Switzerland never been EU, so Brexit doesn’t affect.
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2 No change, Switzerland is not in the Customs Union.
I think you will find it has changed...

From a food safety point of view we rely heavily on the EU to conduct third country controls. It makes economic sense, we could not do it all ourselves.
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I think you will find it has changed...

From a food safety point of view we rely heavily on the EU to conduct third country controls. It makes economic sense, we could not do it all ourselves.

This.


You cannot bring in meat or animal products (milk, cheese, etc).



This may sound trivial, but for someone who used to get his dog food from the UK (millies wolfheart), it's a pita!
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I think you will find it has changed...

From a food safety point of view we rely heavily on the EU to conduct third country controls. It makes economic sense, we could not do it all ourselves.
Possibly on what you can send, but not on customs & VAT charges, which have always been charged between the two countries.
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I'm not sure if this applies to just normal milk, condensed milk, chocolate made with milk, processed products (snacks) made with butter
Ah, you’ll be wanting to make oatcakes then?
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Re: 3 Questions about Brexit and Switzerland for flying, posting, staying

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*Don't forget your permit if flying from UK to CH as you may not get in without it at the moment.

This is correct your permit will be checked at the UK side before they issue you a boarding pass at the moment. This is based on flying with Swiss 2 weeks ago.

I assume they'll also check your PCR test as well from 8 Feb as well, although at the Swiss side this was only checked at the gate rather than checkin.
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