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17 year old with full UK licence - can she drive in Switzerland?

My daughter passed her driving test in the UK this year. She is 17 and has a Swiss B permit. Does anybody know if she is allowed to drive in Switzerland? All the research I have done so far tells me that you have to be 18 to be legally permitted to do so. We live in Valais.
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Re: 17 year old with full UK licence - can she drive in Switzerland?

Hi Julie,

I had a similar question a few years ago when my niece came to visit, and the answer was 'No' - 18 is the minimum age, even if one has a license from another country.

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Minimum Driving Age (Tourist)?

Said niece is now 18 and planning her annual visit this summer - and already asking to borrow my car. doG help us all.
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Hi Julie,

I had a similar question a few years ago when my niece came to visit, and the answer was 'No' - 18 is the minimum age, even if one has a license from another country.

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Minimum Driving Age (Tourist)?

Said niece is now 18 and planning her annual visit this summer - and already asking to borrow my car. doG help us all.
She needs to be supervised by one of your more stentorian dogs:
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Re: 17 year old with full UK licence - can she drive in Switzerland?

Dear Meloncollie

Thanks so much for your reply. I thought that would be the case ... she's 18 in June, so CH beware!
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Re: 17 year old with full UK licence - can she drive in Switzerland?

Hi also something to note is that when i was going to change my UK licence to a swiss one that because I was under 25 I was going to have to get swiss lessons and sit the test here. Thankfully the nice man at the geminade said because I have been driving for 4 and a half years with no accidents i dont have too. Just something to point out for the future.
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