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Country Information

New Zealand

Travel money

Recommended:
  • Travel Cash Card in Swiss francs (CHF)
    For ATM cash withdrawals
    For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
  • Banknotes in local currency
    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.

Banknotes

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 and more must be declared
Import foreign currency
unlimited; the equivalent of NZD 10'000.00 and more must be declared
Export local currency
unlimited; NZD 10'000.00 and more must be declared
Export foreign currency
unlimited; the equivalent of NZD 10'000.00 and more must be declared

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 10 h April - September / + 11 h October / + 12 h November - March

National language

Official language
Englisch and Maori

Capital

Wellington

Country code for calling Switzerland

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

Voltage

230/240 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

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

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

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

Opening hours

Banks
9.30 - 16.30 h (Mon - Fri)
Stores
9.00 - 17.30 h (Mon - Wed)
9.00 - 21.00 h (Thu - Fri)
9.00 - 17.00 h (Sat)

Driving

Left-hand driving.
Swiss driver's license accepted for car Rentals (with English Translation).
International driver's licence recommended.
Minimum age for car rentals: 18 to 25 (varies by company).
CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.

Health situation

Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

This country is in an active earthquake zone.

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.