Travel preparation

So you can fully enjoy your holidays, we would like to give you some valuable tips on how to prepare your trip and for during the trip.
We are pleased to advise you – so you arrive at your destination healthy and happy.
Safe travel abroad - with the Itineris app
We recommend you read up on your travel destination before you go.
With this in mind, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) provides information and
travel alerts that are available at any time via the Itineris app.
You can also access this information during your trip on your smartphone.
Travel Admin App - itineris
Do you have any questions about your travel insurance?
There is useful information about your travel insurance cover in the  service section of our website. Find out about the terms and conditions, read our travel tips or quickly get answers to frequently asked question.
For an optimal travel preparation we have prepared a checklist for you,
which you can download as a PDF file below and print out if required.
Check in advance the need for a visa and the validity of your passport and ID. It is also advisable to bring with you a copy of all travel documents.
By taking out travel insurance you protect yourself against unforeseen events.
Our travel checklist contains further important information on insurance cover and safety precautions.
Your health is particularly important when travelling. Therefore, check in advance whether additional vaccinations are necessary
for your travel region. Also pack a first aid kit with your personal medicines in the original packaging.
When abroad, you may quickly incur charges for using mobile data, so check your mobile phone contract for roaming charges.
Find out about the luggage limits of your airline and the country-specific customs regulations to avoid additional expenses.
For further useful information, here are some helpful advices:
  • If you travel by plane, get to the airport for a short-haul flight at least 90 minutes prior to departure, and two to three hours in advance for a long-haul flight. With an online check-in, you can avoid long waiting periods.
  • If you travel by plane, get to the airport for a short-haul flight at least 90 minutes prior to departure, and two to three hours in advance for a long-haul flight. With an online check-in, you can avoid long waiting periods.
  • If you don’t speak the language, learn the most important words and phrases in the language of the country and always keep a dictionary at your fingertips – in case you need help.
  • Beware of pickpockets. They often work in teams and are very skillful. One tries to distract you while another steals your valuables.
  • Beware of pickpockets. These are often organized in teams and are very agile.
Whenever you as our customer need urgent assistance, please call our 24-hour emergency call center.

Allianz Travel offers individual travelers insurance for couples or families, and assistance solutions that are tailor-made to your personal requirements. Annual travel insurances are comprehensive plans and offer immediate help in case of emergency, thanks to Allianz Travel's many years of experience.

Allianz Travel Switzerland (formerly Allianz Global Assistance & ELVIA) is part of the Allianz Partners Group, the world's leading provider of travel cancellation insurance and travel protection and assistance services. With more than 21,500 employees on five continents and a network of over 900,000 specialists, Allianz Partners Group is available to its customers around the globe, 365 days a year, around the clock.

There can be problems as early as in the run-up to a trip – here you can get help if you have taken out travel cancellation insurance. This gives you protection against heavy financial loss.

 

  • Swiss 24-hour emergency call centre
    friendly and professional
  • Telemedical consultations and medical assistance
    around the clock worldwide in the event of illness or accident
  • Accident and breakdown assistance
    in Switzerland and throughout Europe
  • High sums insured
    including assumption of health care costs abroad up to CHF 1 million
  • Travel luggage coverage
    including cover for cameras, laptops and sports equipment
  • Cancellation charges insurance
    unbureaucratic and customer-oriented