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Country Information

Lesser Antilles

Travel money

Recommended:
  • Travel Cash Card in Swiss francs (CHF)
    For ATM cash withdrawals
  • Banknotes in local currency
    For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
in addition to:
  • Banknotes in US dollar (USD)
    Change cash in local currency when outside larger urban areas

Travel Cash

Phone +41 31 710 12 15
  • Most locations of the other Part of Lesser Antilles do not allow cash withdrawals using the Travel Cash card. Due to the limited number of ATMs available, cash are advised
  • The Travel Cash Mastercard card is accepted at major hotels and restaurant

Credit cards

  • Payment by credit card is relatively common. 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.

Banknotes

Local currency / ISO Code
East Caribbean dollar XCD
Currency exchange rate (effective date)
XCD 100 =~ CHF 41.00 ; CHF 1 =~ XCD 2.44 (09/2019)
Import local currency
unlimited; must be declared
Import foreign currency
unlimited; must be declared
Export local currency
limited to amounts imported and declared
Export foreign currency
limited to amounts imported and declared
Note
  • Travelers are advised to take cash in US dollar (USD).
  • Currency exchange not advised on the black market.

Time difference with Switzerland

- 5 h / - 6 h during our summer time

National language

Official language
English

Country code for calling Switzerland

0 41 St. Vincent and Grenadines (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
011 41 Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

110/220/240 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Caracas (Venezuela), Centro Letonia, Torre Ing-Bank, piso 15, Av. Eugenio Mendoza y San Felipe, La Castellana
Tel. +58 212 267 95 85

Opening hours

Banks
8.00 - 12.00/13.00 h and 15.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
Stores
8.00/8.30 - 12.00/12.30 h and 13.00/13.30 - 16.00/17.00 h (Mon - Sat)

Driving

Left-hand driving.
Local driver's license required for car rentals.
Visitors Driver's License issued by local police upon presentation of Swiss license (English translation recommended).
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).

Health situation

Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Part of the Lesser Antilles are St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Christopher, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and Montserrat.

Tourism

For current travel informations visit also http://www.eda.admin.ch/

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 Prepaid Services Ltd therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.