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Country Information

Cook Islands

Travel money

  • Banknotes in local currency
    For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
in addition to:
  • Travel Cash Card in Swiss francs (CHF)
    For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

Travel Cash

Phone +41 31 710 12 15
  • The Travel Cash Mastercard card is accepted at major hotels and restaurant

Credit cards

  • Acceptance of credit cards is limited. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.


Local currency / ISO Code
New Zealand dollar NZD
Currency exchange rate (effective date)
NZD 1 =~ CHF 0.69 ; CHF 1 =~ NZD 1.44 (01/2020)
Import local currency
unlimited; NZD 10'000.00 or more must be declared
Import foreign currency
unlimited; NZD 10'000.00 (equivalent) or more must be declared
Export local currency
up to NZD 250.00
Export foreign currency
limited to amounts imported

Time difference with Switzerland

- 11 h / - 12 h during our summer time

National language

Official language



Country code for calling Switzerland

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


240 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket, confirmation of hotel reservation and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 31 days.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

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

Opening hours

9.00 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.30 - 16.30 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 12.00 h (Sat)


Left-hand driving.
International driver's license required.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).

Health situation

Do not drink tap water.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.


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