Travel advice for Central African Republic.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Central African Republic.

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in Swiss francs (CHF)

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Banknotes

in euro (EUR)

  • Exchange cash into local currency outside larger urban areas

Local currency / ISO Code

Equatorial CFA franc XAF

Currency exchange rate

XAF 100 = ~ CHF 0.14 ; CHF 1 = ~ XAF 676.22 (10/2022)

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  • Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.

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National language

Official language

French

Capital

Bangui

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt

Travel documents for Swiss citizens
  • Passport still valid after end of stay with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.

  • Find out in advance about the documents necessary to obtain a visa.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Bangui, Immeuble AGF Centrafrique, Blvd Général de Gaulle
Tel. +236 21 61 36 66 / +236 21 61 57 69

Opening hours

Banks

7.30 - 11.30 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

8.00 - 12.00 h and 16.00 - 19.00 h (Mon - Sat)

Driving

International driver's license required.

Other information

Security

  • Travel to this country is not advised due to internal conflicts.

Security
  • Travel to this country is not advised due to internal conflicts.

Time difference with Switzerland

+/- 0 h; - 1 h during our summer time

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.

  • Vaccination against yellow fever mandatory.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

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Important

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