Currency for Switzerland
The Swiss Franc (CHF) is the official currency of Switzerland.
Traveller's cheques are accepted in all banks and bureaus, though to avoid any extra service charges it is recommended that the cheques are in either US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. ATMs are available in most towns.
In Switzerland, you can exchange your currency at most Banks as well as many exchange bureaus that you will find in popular areas, such as Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Bern and Lausanne. In most banks when you are exchanging currency, you will need your passport. If you do not have this with you, then the bank may refuse to exchange your currency.
Switzerland's Banking open and closing hours - Monday-Friday 0800 hrs -1200 hrs and 1400 hrs - 1830 hrs.
Tipping in Switzerland Many restaurants will charge a service fee as part of the bill. If you're keen to tip it is customary to leave a 10-15% tip in a sit-down restaurant, taxi-drivers will get 5-10% depending on the city.
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