More than 700,000 British nationals visit Switzerland each year without much incident. Switzerland does have petty theft in the major cities. There is also the risk of avalanches so you should always check with the local news for information on the weather and take care when travelling. If you have any question then contact the British Embassy in Switzerland for advice, assistance and guidance.
Safety and Security
Switzerland has a a low rate of serious crime however there has been an increase in petty theft being reported. Pickpockets are not uncommon and scam artists are using letterheads of the British government to target people for their scams. If its to good to be true then you know it is a scam. Use common sense.
Local laws and Customs
Smoking has been banned all enclosed public spaces but also at work places in Switzerland. Certain smaller restaurants can obtain a smoking licence while the larger restaurants normally have a separate area for smoking.