Travel advice for Switzerland / Liechtenstein.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Switzerland / Liechtenstein.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

 

Local currency / ISO Code

Swiss Franc CHF

Currency exchange rate

CHF 1 = ~ CHF 1.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ CHF 1.00 (07/2020)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Practical Information:

Health situation

L'acqua di rubinetto è perlopiù potabile.

Driving
  • Minimum age for car rentals: 18 to 25 (varies by company).

  • Headlights must be on even during the day.

  • Mandatory road tax (sticker).

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Schweizerische Botschaft im Fürstentum Liechtenstein
Bern, Bundeshaus Nord
Tel: +41 31 323 07 25 / +41 31 323 01 95

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport or valid ID card.

Voltage

230 volt / 3-pronged plug

Country code for calling Switzerland

for Germany: 0049
for France: 0033
for Great Britain: 0044
for Italy: 0039
for Canada: 001
for Austria: 0043
for USA: 001

Capital

Berne (Switzerland)
Vaduz (Liechtenstein)

Time difference with Switzerland

+/- 0 h Austria, France, Germany, Italy
+ 1 h Great Britain

Opening hours

Banks

9.00 - 16.30 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

8.00 - 16.00/17.00 (sa)
8.30 - 18.30/19.00 (lu - ve)

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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