Here you will find important tips and useful information for United Kingdom.
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
British pound GBP
Currency exchange rate
GBP 1 = ~ CHF 1.25 ; CHF 1 = ~ GBP 0.80 (07/2020)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Cash withdrawals often only with a PIN four digit possible.
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.
Within the UK, there are regional differences between English, Scottish and Northern Ireland banknotes. Mostly the banknotes are only accepted in the corresponding part of the country. English banknotes, however, are legal tender and officially valid throughout the UK.
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
230/240 volt / adapter required
Passport still valid after end of stay or valid ID card.
9.30 - 16.30 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 17.30/18.00 h (Mon - Sat)
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 1 year previously, varies by rental company.
Minimum age for car rentals: 23 to 25 (varies by company).
CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.8 ‰.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.
The Kingdom includes Northern Ireland, Scotland, the Shetland Islands and Wales.
London, 16-18 Montagu Place
Tel. +44 20 7616 6000
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