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Money Matters in Switzerland

CURRENCY: Swiss Franc (SFr) = 100 rappen or centimes. Notes are in denominations of SFr1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of SFr5, 2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10 and 5 centimes.

EUROCHEQUES: Eurocheques are no longer guaranteed and and can not be accepted for encashments but may be useable for payments without the guarantee.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE: Personal cheques within the Eurocheque system are accepted. ATMs provide a convenient means of obtaining Swiss Francs. There are Bureaux de Change at train stations and banks.

CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted. Check with your credit or debit Card Company for details of merchant acceptability and other facilities which may be available.

TRAVELLERS CHEQUES: Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Euro or Swiss Franc cheques are accepted at airports, railway stations and banks. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to take travelers cheques in Pounds Sterling, Euros or US Dollars.

CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS: There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currencies.

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