Ente Turistico del Luganese – Lugano
Mo-Fr: 9 a.m. 7 p.m.
Sa: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Su + public holidays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m
Tel. +41 (0)58 866 66 00
Fax +41 (0)58 866 66 09
Please note that the currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc, indicated as CHF. Many prices are nonetheless indicated in Euro so that visitors may compare prices. Merchants may accept Euro but are not obliged to do so. Change given back to the client will most likely be in Swiss Francs.
The Swiss Franc comes in the following denominations:
Coins: 5, 10, 20, 50 Cents and 1, 2, 5 Francs
Bank notes: 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 1000 Francs
Exchange rates (1st June 2016):
1 EUR = 1.11 CHF 1 CHF = 0.9 EUR
1 USD = 0.99 CHF 1 CHF = 1.01 USD
Visa and MasterCard credit cards are widely accepted. Other cards are also accepted, but there could be exceptions. Debit cards associated with Maestro and Visa Electron multi-national debit card services are widely accepted.
Citizens of the following countries must only have a valid passport:
- countries of the American Continent (except Belize, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Colombia and Peru)
- Australia and New Zealand
Citizens of some foreign countries will need a visa to enter Switzerland
Upon request we will prepare invitation letters for visa procedure: only delegates who successfully complete their registrations to the conference can receive a Letter of Invitation to submit a visa application.
A VISA letter from the hotel can be also provided only for delegates who book the rooms through Amiconi Consulting SA.
The voltage in Switzerland, as in most of Europe, is 230V/50 Hz.
Switzerland uses type C (2-pin) and Type J (3-pin) plugs. (Type C 2-pin plugs also fit J sockets.)
Most power sockets are designed for three pin round plugs. The standard continental type plug with two round pins, applied for many electrical travel products, may be used without problems. Adaptors are available in most hotels.
Since 1 May 2010, smoking has been forbidden in Switzerland in enclosed areas when they are open to the public or serve as a workplace for more than one person. Hence it is forbidden to smoke in restaurants, public buildings and offices. Smoking is also forbidden on public transport. Smoking is permitted in separate smoking rooms, outdoors and in private homes.
European emergency number
General inquiries, e.g. doctors, theatres, etc.140
Metric (kg, g, l, m, km, …)
The territory of Canton Ticino is equidistant from the North Pole and the Equator, in the middle of the temperate zone so the climate is particularly favourable and very sunny.
In August daytime temperature range from 18-32 degree Celsius (65-90 degree Fahrenheit)
Switzerland forecast and weather information from the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss are available at the link:
The Organising Committees and/or Conference Organisers shall not be held liable for personal accidents or losses or damage to private property of registered delegates of the Conference. Delegates should make their own arrangements in respect of personal insurance.