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Phil

I am sure you are right, because my friends live SW from Basel in a rural area where the FR/CH borde meanders across a country road and there are several crossings(very rarely manned) and it would be possible to claim that one had been parked on the FR bit a few hundred metres from their house. I am sure there are no cameras since no lorries would use the road except for local deliveries.

I have jogged from their house down lanes which I am sure took me into FR but there was no indication.

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Ron

Surely your '6-months on a campsite scenario' would be caught by the fact that your date of entry would be in the system and you would be unlikely to get out of the country without the journey being recorded on day of exit 6 months later.

Can anyon please advise whether the one year validity for the 10-Day pass is an calendar year or 365 days from date of entry.

As far as filling in the days, I seem to remember on a similar thread that others have used the 10-day pass to transit Sitzerland to Italy southbound and then at a later date northbound but without knowing their return date in advance and I seem to have read that one only has to fill in any day that one is in still in Switzerland. If that is not correct it seems that they do not like the idea of free-will touring - quite possibly so in Swiss mentality.

I also feel that the charges for say one month, for parking up for 3 weeks in a mountain resort, excessive if the MH is only 200kg over 3500kg.

It is all rather a deterent to visiting Switzerland.

Geoff
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Geoff

In answer to your first point. Until Dick mentioned it I wasn't aware that the Swiss use a camera based system and I still have my doubts. If this was the case then I wonder why they still bother to go through the labour intensive business of still writing up forms in duplicate (I've been in the long queues) as proof that you have paid if stopped - a camera system would already know this. Also I know several people who travel to Switzerland every year with over 3500kg vans and for years have just purchased an ordinary CHF40 vignette, knowing it to be wrong but willing to take a chance on being stopped. I would have thought that any camera based system would have caught them out by now. I think that Dick might have been given the wrong information but I am willing to be proved wrong.

With regard to your other point about not knowing your return date in advance. You do not have to - all that is required is that you enter the date/s the vehicle will be in Switzerland before crossing the border each time. This could be the next day or in six months time, whenever you decide.

Ron
 
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