Do I need to carry Francs or Euros to Switzerland?

Do I need to carry Francs or Euros to Switzerland?

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Anky1978
Anky1978
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May 19, 2017 - 4:34 PM

Dear All

Do I need to carry Swiss Francs to swiss or i can carry Euros? If Euros do i need to change into swiss francs?

Kindly Advise.

Thanks

Ankur Nangia

Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
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May 20, 2017 - 4:04 AM in reply to Anky1978

The official currency of Switzerland is the Swiss Franc, so that is what you need to carry.

Some shops and restaurants will accept payment in Euros, but you will receive your change in Swiss Francs. They will apply their own conversion rate to your Euros, which would be less favourable than changing your Euros for Swiss Francs at a bank. So it would cost you more. And of course, they are not obliged to accept Euros.

Alpenrose

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