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Country Information

Puerto Rico

Travel money

Recommended:
  • Travel Cash Card in US Dollars (USD)
    For ATM cash withdrawals
    For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
  • Banknotes in US Dollars (USD)
    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
US Dollar USD
Currency exchange rate (effective date)
USD 1 =~ CHF 1.03 ; CHF 1 =~ USD 0.97 (09/2019)
Import local currency
unlimited; USD 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; USD 10'000.00or more must be declared
Export foreign currency
unlimited; USD 10'000.00 (equivalent) or more must be declared

Time difference with Switzerland

- 5 h / - 6 h during our summer time

National language

Official language
Spanish
Language capabilities
English

Capital

San Juan

Country code for calling Switzerland

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

Voltage

110/220 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

As part of the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, valid machine-readable passport, return or onward ticket as well as evidence of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.

Please inquire early at the U.S. Embassy in Berne about exact entry regulations.

All visitors must complete the entry form and customs declaration they received on board the aircraft.

Upon entry, digital fingerprint and digital portrait photo are taken of all travelers.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

San Juan, 816 Calle Diana, Urb. Dos Pinos
Tel. +1 787 751 3182

Opening hours

Banks
9.00 - 14.30 h (Mon - Thu)
9.00 - 14.30 h and 15.30 - 17.00 h (Fri)
Stores
9.00 - 19.00 h (Mon - Wed, Sat)
9.00 - 21.00 h (Thu - Fri)

Driving

Swiss driver's license accepted; international driver's license recommended.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.

Health situation

Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security
Observe elementary safety precautions.

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.