Travel advice for New Zealand.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for New Zealand.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

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

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Banknotes

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 0.66 ; CHF 1 = ~ NZD 1.52 (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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Practical Information:

Capital

Wellington

Country code for calling Switzerland

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

Voltage

230/240 volt / adapter required

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Wellington, 10 Customhouse Quay, Level 12
Tel. +64 4 472 15 93

Opening hours

Banks

9.30 - 16.30 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

9.00 - 17.30 h (Mon - Wed)
9.00 - 21.00 h (Thu - Fri)
9.00 - 17.00 h (Sat)

Driving
  • Left-hand driving.

  • 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 ‰.

Health situation

Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

This country is in an active earthquake zone.

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 10 h April - September / + 11 h October / + 12 h November - March

National language

Official language

Englisch and Maori

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

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.

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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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