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Health care

Vaccinations

Vaccination needed receipt required
cholera no
yellow fever no
malaria no
Typhoid & Polio no
Eat Drink

Overview

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid for nationals of EU and EFTA countries. The EHIC regulates care and reimbursement of costs in the event of illness for EU and EFTA citizens. In the event of illness, EHIC holders contact a registered doctor. First of all, you have to pay the costs yourself. At home they will be returned. However, this does not apply to dental treatments. The temporary institution is the joint facility KVG, Industriestrasse 78, 4600 Olten, (Tel: +41 (0)32 625 30 30. www.kvg.org). The EHIC does not include repatriation after a serious illness or an accident abroad. Statutory health insurance companies are not allowed to offer this service. Only private travel insurance companies pay for return transport. It is therefore recommended that you take out health insurance abroad for the duration of your stay, which covers risks that are not covered by statutory health insurance companies. Brochures about baths, spas and sanatoriums are available from the tourist office (see contact addresses). Check findjobdescriptions for more information.

Other risks

The standard vaccinations for children and adults recommended by the Robert Koch Institute (including against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, measles, rubella, pneumococci and influenza) should be refreshed before the trip if necessary. Nationwide, from April to October, there is a risk of transmission of Lyme disease from ticks, especially in grass, shrubs and undergrowth. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is also transmitted by ticks. According to current recommendations, the vaccination for long-term stays is considered a travel vaccination for certain groups of people (young people or pupils, students, hikers), who are in designated infection areas. Travelers should clarify the need for vaccination with their doctor, taking into account the recommendations in the country of travel. Hepatitis B occurs. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. Meningitis vaccination is recommended for certain groups of people (children and young people) for long-term stays. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. Meningitis vaccination is recommended for certain groups of people (children and young people) for long-term stays. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. Meningitis vaccination is recommended for certain groups of people (children and young people) for long-term stays.

Health certificate

Swiss COVID Certificate is accepted in Switzerland and EU countries. It is valid for 365 days after the last vaccination. Switzerland accepts the EU’s digital COVID certificate. At the moment, however, there may still be technical difficulties, which is why it is advisable to also carry the vaccination card in paper form with you for security reasons.

Money

Currency

1 Swiss franc = 100 centimes. Currency abbreviation: sfr, CHF (ISO code). There are banknotes in denominations of 1000, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 sfr; Coins are in denominations of 5, 2, 1 and 1/2 Swiss francs and 20, 10 and 5 centimes.

Credit cards

American Express, Mastercard, Diners Club, Visa and other major international credit cards are accepted everywhere. Mastercard and Visa credit cards are accepted in almost all shops. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.

ATMs

Girocard With the Girocard (formerly EC card) such as the Maestro card, V Pay or Sparcard and PIN number, cash can be withdrawn from ATMs in the national currency throughout Europe. In many European countries it is also possible to pay with a debit card in shops. Cards with the Cirrus, V-Pay or Maestro symbol are accepted throughout Europe. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Traveller’s checks can only be cashed in a few exchange offices and banks in a few large cities in Switzerland.

Bank opening hours

Mon-Fri 08.30/09.00-16.00/18.00 in the big cities; Mon-Fri 08.30-12.00 and 14.00-16.30/17.30 in rural areas (regional deviations possible). In major business centers, counters sometimes remain open past lunchtime.

Foreign exchange regulations

No restrictions on the import and export of cash. From a value of CHF 10,000, there may be an obligation to provide information.

Currency Exchange

Money can be exchanged in banks. Currency exchange offices and traveler’s checks are available at airports and train stations. These are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., often until 11 p.m. Hotels can also exchange money.

Currencies

Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
CHF CHF 1 EUR = 1.07
CHF 1 CHF = 1.27 CHF
1 USD = 1.03 CHF

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