Time difference with Switzerland
- 7 h / - 8 h during our summer time
Country code for calling Switzerland
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
110/220 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
San José, Edificio Centro Colón, 10° piso, Paseo Colón
Tel. +506 2221 48 29
8.30 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 18.00 h (Mon - Sat)
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 1 year previously, varies by rental company.
International driver's licence recommended.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).
CH sticker, first-aid kit, bright signal jacket, fire extinguisher and breakdown triangle mandatory.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Risk of malaria in certain areas.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
This country is in an active earthquake zone.
High crime rate.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Beware of purse snatching, pick pocketing and auto break-ins.
Nighttime driving not advised due to high hold-up rate.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
For current travel informations visit also http://www.eda.admin.ch/