Travel advice for Puerto Rico.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Puerto Rico.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in US Dollars (USD)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

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

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Banknotes

in US Dollars (USD)

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

US Dollar USD

Currency exchange rate

USD 1 = ~ CHF 0.99 ; CHF 1 = ~ USD 1.01 (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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Time difference with Switzerland

- 5 h / - 6 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

Spanish

Language capabilities

English

Capital

San Juan

Country code for calling Switzerland

011 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

110/220 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

As part of the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, valid machine-readable passport, return or onward ticket as well as evidence of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months. Please inquire early at the U.S. Embassy in Berne about exact entry regulations. All visitors must complete the entry form and customs declaration they received on board the aircraft. Upon entry, digital fingerprint and digital portrait photo are taken of all travelers.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

San Juan, 816 Calle Diana, Urb. Dos Pinos
Tel. +1 787 751 3182

Opening hours

Banks

9.00 - 14.30 h (Mon - Thu)
9.00 - 14.30 h and 15.30 - 17.00 h (Fri)

Stores

9.00 - 19.00 h (Mon - Wed, Sat)
9.00 - 21.00 h (Thu - Fri)

Driving
  • Swiss driver's license accepted; international driver's license recommended.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.

Health situation

Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security

Observe elementary safety precautions.

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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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