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Country Information

Bahamas

Travel money

Recommended:
  • Travel Cash Card in Swiss francs (CHF)
    For ATM cash withdrawals
    For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in addition to:
  • Banknotes in US Dollars (USD)

Travel Cash

Phone +41 31 710 12 15

Credit cards

  • 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.

Banknotes

Local currency / ISO Code
Bahamas dollar BSD
Currency exchange rate (effective date)
BSD 1 =~ CHF 1.15 ; CHF 1 =~ BSD 0.87 (09/2019)
Import local currency
Nur mit Genehmigung der «Central Bank of the Bahamas» erlaubt
Import foreign currency
unlimited; must be declared
Export local currency
up to BSD 70.00
Export foreign currency
limited to amounts imported and declared
Note
The US Dollar is likewise a common currency in Bahamas.

Time difference with Switzerland

- 6 h

National language

Official language
English

Capital

Nassau

Country code for calling Switzerland

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

Voltage

120 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 8 months.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Nassau, Goodman's Bay Corporate Centre, West Bay Street
Tel.: +1 242 302 2100

Opening hours

Banks
9.30 - 15.00 h (Mon - Thu)
9.30 - 17.00 h (Fri )
Stores
9.00 - 17.00 (Mon - Sat)

Driving

Left-hand driving.
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals up to 3 months.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
International driver's licence recommended.

Health situation

Mosquito protection advised.
Minimum risk of malaria.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security
Increase in crime registered in large cities (Nassau, Freeport).
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs (up to life imprisonment).

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.