Here you will find important tips and useful information for Canada.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Canadian dollar CAD
Currency exchange rate
CAD 1 = ~ CHF 0.74 ; CHF 1 = ~ CAD 1.36 (07/2020)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
- 4,5-9 h (from the east to the west)
English and French
0011 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
110 volt / adapter required
Passport still valid after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 6 months.
On entry, a printout of the eTA (electronic Travel Authorization) has to be presented. You can apply for the eTA online at www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp
Ottawa, 5 Marlborough Avenue
Tel. +1 613 235 1837
10.00 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 18.00/19.00 h (Mon - Sat)
often longer on Thursdays and Fridays
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals.
International driver's licence recommended.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs (up to life imprisonment).
Travel is the secure prepaid card for use away from home – without any annual fees. In the event of loss, the card including the balance will be replaced worldwide.Find out more about Travel
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