Here you will find important tips and useful information for India.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
in US dollar (USD)
Change cash in local currency when outside larger urban areas
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
INR 100 = ~ CHF 1.55 ; CHF 1 = ~ INR 64.52 (07/2020)
In larger cities, the Travel Mastercard card is sometimes also accepted for cashless payments at shops, hotels, and restaurants.
ATM cash withdrawals outside bigger communities or cities may not be available.
Credit cards accepted in large cities. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
To counter corruption and black money, the government of India abolished all 500 and 1000 Indian rupees notes in early November 2016. At the end of November 2016 new rupees (500 and 2000 notes) were put in circulation in India.
There may be bottlenecks when changing and withdrawing cash. Banks in India change per day and per person up to INR 4500.00 into new notes (counter value approx. CHF 80.00). At ATMs withdrawals are possible up to INR 2,500.00 (equivalent value approx. CHF 40.00).
Travelers are advised to take cash in US dollar (USD).
US Dollars are preferred when using foreign currency to exchange for local currency (especially outside the cities).
Keep exchange and transaction receipts for reconversion.
Severe penalties for violations of currency laws.
+ 4,5 h / + 3,5 h during our summer time
Official languages are Hindi and English. In addition, there are numerous regional languages of equal standing.
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt / adapter recommended
Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay with tourist visa for stays up to 3 months.
New Delhi, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri
Tel. +91 11 4995 9500
10.00 - 14.00 h (Mon - Fri)
10.00 - 12.00 h (Sat)
9.30 - 19.00 h (daily)
International driver's licence required for car rentals.
Driving exposes travelers to substantial risks.
Car rental with driver recommended.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Year-round risk of malaria in areas below 2000 m, especially in the North up to the line Madras-Goa, including Madras and other large cities, except Goa.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Travel to the state of Jammu & Kashmir not advised due to tensions in the region. Travel to the border area with Pakistan and to the partial states of Assam, Tripura, Nagaland, Manipur as well as Meghalay not advised.
Si consiglia di rispettare le abituali misure precauzionali contro la microcriminalità.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Special legal regulations
Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
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