Here you will find important tips and useful information for USA.
in US Dollars (USD)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
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 0.98 ; CHF 1 = ~ USD 1.01 (10/2022)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
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 this country, an additional fee is charged by ATM owners for credit card transactions.
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.
– 10 h (Alaska); – 11 h (Hawaii); + 8 h (Micronesia); + 11 h (Marshall Islands)
011 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
110/120 volt / adapter required
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.
Washington D.C., 2900 Cathedral Avenue N.W.
Tel. +1 202 745 7900
9.00 - 16.00/17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.30 - 12.00 h (Sat)
9.30 - 18.00/21.00 h (Mon - Sat)
Many stores open 24 hours a day.
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 ‰.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.
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.
Malgrado l'aumento delle misure di sicurezza esiste sempre il rischio di attacchi terroristici.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
Travel is the secure prepaid card for use away from home – without any annual fees. In the event of loss, the card including the balance will be replaced worldwide.Find out more about Travel
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.