Useful information for visitors to Switzerland

Climate:
In July, the average high temperature in Basel is 26°C / 79°F,  and the average low is 14°C / 56°F. The weather is usually sunny with some rainy days. 

Currency:

The currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc (CHF). In many shops Euros (€) are accepted as well, and so are credit cards. However, Swiss Francs are the currency that will be most useful for every day expenses. 

Visa:
Most foreign visitors to Switzerland whose stay does not exceed 90 days, can enter the country without a visa. Read this information about visa issues and entry requirements.

Electric power:
In Switzerland the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. Power sockets are different from those in other European countries: Plugs and sockets are of type J, so foreign visitors usually need a power plug adapter, and Americans also need a voltage converter.

Language:
The inhabitants of Basel speak German (Swiss German). Most speak English and French as well.