In addition to clothing and goods for personal use, travellers may import specific quantities of goods into the country without paying regular duty and taxes.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is exploring innovative ways to deliver a better and faster experience for travellers without compromising the safety and security of Canada's border.

The CBSA Advance Declaration, which is available on the Canadian government website, allows travellers to submit their customs and immigration declaration through the ArriveCAN app up to 72 hours before they arrive in Canada. 

Canada Border Services Agency


Swiss banking services for Swiss citizens abroad

Current situation

In view of stricter international regulatory requirements in recent years, financial institutions have become increasingly sensitive to potential legal and reputational risks, especially in relation to cross-border banking services. Swiss financial institutions therefore provide no or only limited access to certain financial services to individuals living outside Switzerland. Nevertheless, subject to local and Swiss legal provisions, many still offer current accounts to Swiss nationals living in various countries.

Talk with your bank as soon as possible about your options

The relationship between customers and their bank is governed by private law. If you are planning to relocate abroad or return to Switzerland, you are advised to talk with your bank to find out what regulations apply in your case and what options best meet your needs.


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