Although crime rates in Switzerland are relatively low, you should always exercise the same level of caution when visiting any new destination. Keep your bags and valuables secure, and never leave any items unattended.
Particularly in the winter months, pay attention to the weather conditions before you head out. Mountainous regions can have particularly varying weather conditions and can get very cold and icy. If you’re unsure about whether or not to head out, speak to your hotel staff or travel reps.
In high altitude areas, it can take time for your body to adjust to the conditions. Symptoms of altitude sickness include a shortness of breath and dizziness. If you have any prior health conditions, make sure to consult your GP before your trip.