Here you will find important tips and useful information for Mexico.
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
New Mexican peso MXN
Currency exchange rate
MXN 100 = ~ CHF 5.10 ; CHF 1 = ~ MXN 19.61 (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.
In this country, an additional fee is charged by ATM owners. The latter not only applies to Travel withdrawals but to all card withdrawals.
In rare cases, payment problems may be encountered with foreign credit cards.
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.
For reasons of safety, it is advisable not to exchange cash over the amount needed immediately.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
6-8 h / - 7-9 h during our summer time
Ciudad de México
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
110/120 volt / adapter required
Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 180 days.
Mandatory tourist card issued by the airline.
The tourists cards given with the entry are essential to leave the country.
Mexico DF, Torre Optima, piso 11, Paseo de las Palmas Nr. 405, Lomas de Chapultepec
Tel. +52 55 91 78 43 70
8.30/9.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 20.00 h (Mon - Sat)
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 1 year previously, varies by rental company.
International driver's licence recommended.
CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.8 ‰.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Minimum risk of malaria.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
This country is in an active earthquake zone.
Exercise utmost caution and ask a local or local authorities about the current situation.
Observe elementary safety precautions.
Relatively high crime rate, especially in the cities.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
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