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GE-Ferney-Voltaire border crossing by bus - documents?

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Since Switzerland has joined the schengen, are there still checks being done on people travelling from GE to Ferney-Voltaire /vice versa by bus or car? If so, we are required to carry our passports with us at all time then..
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Re: GE-Ferney-Voltaire border crossing by bus - documents?

Permit is enough to cross the border now, checks run from time to time, mostly for merchandise.
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Permit is enough to cross the border now, checks run from time to time, mostly for merchandise.

Not quite sure how this works, but I can imagine buses being stopped for checks to be carried out which will consume a bit of time.
am actually considering the option of living in Ferney Voltaire and commuting from there into GE everyday, but really can't be bothered to wait around each time I pass through the border...
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Re: GE-Ferney-Voltaire border crossing by bus - documents?

It's not really regular checks, it all depends if the guards are on duty or in breaks (which most of the time they are), though when the bus get stopped & depending on who's in it and how many persons traveling, this can take anything from 5 min to 15 mins.
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Re: GE-Ferney-Voltaire border crossing by bus - documents?

I cross through France in the Ferney Voltaire area now and then when the highway is too packed in the evenings after work (so I take the back roads instead).

I don't recall seeing anyone at the border crossing in the past year or so... But they may be there occasionally.
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