Why carry an IDP while driving in Switzerland?

Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.

It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Switzerland highly recommends an International Driving Permit.

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Driving Rules in Switzerland

Enjoy the breathtaking landscapes and beautiful mountains. Get in touch with your inner peace in Switzerland. It is a big country so you should drive your own car to maximize your stay! Be reminded of several road rules imposed in Switzerland.

Important Reminders:

  • Drive on the right side of the road.
  • The minimum age to drive a car is 18 years old and 20 years old for car rental.
  • Seat belt is a must.
  • Hands-free is a must. Keep your phones away unless they are hands-free.
  • Drink cautiously. The maximum drink driving limits in Switzerland is 50 mg per 100 ml of blood.
  • The maximum drink driving limits in Switzerland is 0.5 g/l and zero for drivers with less than three years experience.
  • You must have a Swiss motorway vignette on your car, which is required to use the national motorways.
  • Keep your headlights on at all times. 
  • Be sure to have early warning device and reflective vest in your car.

Driving in the Winter

Driving in Switzerland in winter is not difficult. As long as you are prepared, you will be fine. Be sure to have winter tires in all wheels. Keep emergency kits in your car at all times.

Enjoy your stay and have a safe travel!

How to get your IDP

We’ve streamlined the application process down by creating a platform that guides you so you know exactly what you’ll need to successfully complete your application

1. Apply Online

Start your application for International Driver's License here.​​

2. Upload Photos

Make sure to upload an updated photo and with the correct parameters.​

3. Get approved

Wait for your confirmation and you are ready to go!​

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+ International Replacement

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