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International Shipping to Switzerland

International Shipping to Switzerland

If you fall in love with Switzerland and decide to move there, you will find few shipping restrictions for your international cargo in case you don’t want to let go of your newly bought furniture set.


According to the USPS there are some items that Switzerland will not accept:

  1. Arms
  2. Weapons
  3. Firing caps
  4. Loaded metal cartridges for portable firearms
  5. Non explosive parts of artillery fuses
  6. Articles made of celluloid
  7. Human remains
  8. Live plants and animals
  9. Lottery tickets and advertisements for lotteries
  10. Mini-spies (miniature wireless transmitters)
  11. Radar detectors

Switzerland requires that a phone number be included when mailing a package to a PO Box and recommends that a phone number be included when mailing a package to a street address.

Switzerland – More Than Just a Beautiful Country!

Switzerland is more than just a beautiful country in Europe; it has so much more to offer than its beautiful landscapes which include many mountains and lakes! Switzerland is a country full of culture and history, making it a great tourist destination. It is also one of the countries with the fewest mailing restrictions. So, if you are planning a trip to Switzerland and you happen to enjoy it so much that you decide to move there, we have some helpful tips for you.

Below, we have included some popular places to visit.

Background Info on Switzerland

Switzerland is one of the safest countries, with one of the lowest crime rates in the globe. Sixty percent of Switzerland’s energy comes from a hydroelectric power source, so they are very friendly to the environment. You can experience all the seasons without it ever getting too cold. On another note, Switzerland is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. The Swiss have a “median income level of $100,000 US dollars, which has continued to grow exponentially over the past few years.”

Places to Visit in Switzerland

All of this makes Switzerland a popular destination. Here are three places you should visit.


One of the most popular places to visit is the city of Zurich. Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and offers a variety of museums and art galleries. You will be met by medieval architecture taking you back to the old days. The airport is only 15 minutes away from the town center.

Geneva Old Town

Another popular destination is Geneva Old Town. Geneva is a historic and popular location where you will find the cathedral of St. Pierre and the Place du Bourg-du-Four. Geneva is also the international seat of the United Nations. French is the official language spoken in Geneva.

The Matterhorn

Nature lovers can visit the Matterhorn (Zermatt). This mountain is said to be the main symbol of Switzerland. It is not too far from Zurich. You can find out more details on the places mentioned above along with 97 other amazing places to visit at 100 Best Things to do in Switzerland.

Get Help Shipping to Switzerland With Pack n Send!

At Pack n Send in Houston, we require a phone number and or email address for all international freight and international package shipping.  When shipping non document items to Switzerland via common carrier or via freight shipping a commercial invoice needs to be prepared. For any individual item that is valued at more than $2500, an ITN number is needed in order to export the item from the United States.

So, if you are traveling to Switzerland and want to know what cities to visit, or are sending international freight to Switzerland or even sending small packages to Switzerland, please feel free to contact us for more information.