Here you will find important tips and useful information for New Zealand.
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 Zealand dollar NZD
Currency exchange rate
NZD 1 = ~ CHF 0.59 ; CHF 1 = ~ NZD 1.70 (09/2022)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
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.
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
230/240 volt / adapter required
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.
This country is in an active earthquake zone.
+ 10 h April - September / + 11 h October / + 12 h November - March
Englisch and Maori
Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
Wellington, 10 Customhouse Quay, Level 12
Tel. +64 4 472 15 93
9.30 - 16.30 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 17.30 h (Mon - Wed)
9.00 - 21.00 h (Thu - Fri)
9.00 - 17.00 h (Sat)
Swiss driver's license accepted for car Rentals (with English Translation).
International driver's licence recommended.
Minimum age for car rentals: 18 to 25 (varies by company).
CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.
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