Travel advice for USA.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for USA.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in US Dollars (USD)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

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

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Banknotes

in US Dollars (USD)

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

US Dollar USD

Currency exchange rate

USD 1 = ~ CHF 0.99 ; CHF 1 = ~ USD 1.01 (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:

Time difference with Switzerland

– 10 h (Alaska); – 11 h (Hawaii); + 8 h (Micronesia); + 11 h (Marshall Islands)

National language

Official language

English

Capital

Washington

Country code for calling Switzerland

011 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

110/120 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Please inquire early at the U.S. Embassy in Berne about exact entry regulations.
All visitors must complete the entry form and customs declaration they received on board the aircraft.
Upon entry, digital fingerprint and digital portrait photo are taken of all travelers.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Washington D.C., 2900 Cathedral Avenue N.W.
Tel. +1 202 745 7900

Opening hours

Banks

9.00 - 16.00/17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.30 - 12.00 h (Sat)

Stores

9.30 - 18.00/21.00 h (Mon - Sat)
Many stores open 24 hours a day.

Driving
  • Swiss driver's license accepted; international driver's license recommended.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).

  • CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.8 ‰.

Health situation

Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Part of the USA are Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Marianas Islands, Marshall Islands and Micronesia.
Parts of the USA are exposed to the risk of earthquakes. The risk is greatest in Alaska, Hawaii and California.

Security

Malgrado l'aumento delle misure di sicurezza esiste sempre il rischio di attacchi terroristici.

Special legal regulations

Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

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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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