| Swiss Franc
(SFr) = 100 rappen or centimes.
Notes are in denominations of: SFr1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and
Coins are in denominations of: SFr5, 2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10 and
Eurocheques are no longer guaranteed
and cannot be accepted for encashment but may be useable
for payments without guarantee.
Personal cheques within Eurocheque system are accepted. ATMs
provide a very convenient means of obtaining Swiss Francs. There
are Bureaux de Change at the train stations and banks.
Credit & debit cards
American Express, MasterCard,
Diners Club and Visa are widely accepted.
Check with the credit or debit card company for details of merchant
acceptability and other facilities which may be available.
Dollar, Pound Sterling, Euro or
Swiss Franc cheques are accepted at airports, railway stations
and banks. To avoid any additional exchange rate charges, travellers
are advised to take travellers cheques in Pounds
Sterling, Euros or US Dollars.
There are no limitations on the import or export
of local or foreign currencies.
The following figures should be perceived as a guide to the movements
of the Swiss Franc against the US Dollar and UK Pounds Sterling: