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Country Information


Travel money

  • Travel Cash Card in Euro (EUR)
    For ATM cash withdrawals
    For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
  • Banknotes in euro (EUR)
    For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

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.


Local currency / ISO Code
Euro EUR
Currency exchange rate (effective date)
EUR 1 =~ CHF 1.10 ; CHF 1 =~ EUR 0.91 (01/2020)
Import local currency
unlimited; the equivalent of EUR 10'000.00 or more must be declared
Import foreign currency
unlimited; USD 10'000.00 (equivalent) or more must be declared
Export local currency
unlimited; the equivalent of EUR 10'000.00 or more must be declared
Export foreign currency
unlimited; EUR 10'000.00 (equivalent) or more must be declared

National language

Official language
Language capabilities



Country code for calling Switzerland

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


220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid after end of stay or valid ID card, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Paris (Frankreich), 142 Rue de Grenelle
Tel. +33 1 49 55 67 00

Opening hours

8.00 - 13.00 h and 15.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 12.00 h and 14.00 - 18.00 h (Mon - Sat)
Some shops are closed on Saturday afternoon.


Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 1 year previously, varies by rental company.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).
Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.

Health situation

Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.


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