Airport departure tax
Good day Fida,
Many thanks for your kind advice and the informative link provided by you on "Switzerland Travel Advice".
Forgot to check with you earlier on airport departure tax. Is there any?
I'm travelling on Singapore Airline flight.
One last question, I do have some old British pound notes which cannot be used. Do any of your banks accept for conversion to Swiss Francs?
Appreciate and thank you once again!
Airport Departure Tax
Grüezi, and welcome back John,
You are very welcome :)Departure Tax
No, there are no additional departure taxes
to pay on top of what you already pay when you purchase your ticket. Did you notice how much taxes there are on a ticket? Sometimes taxes are higher than the actual air fare. We could learn from Air carriers to save money, because their taxes don't count toward income. Ah, but I am rambling here :)Old British Pounds
Although I suspected the answer, I contacted the two largest banks in Switzerland in order to give you the correct answer.
Unfortunately, they don't accept old British Pounds to exchange for Swiss Franks.
It'll be a bit tricky to get them exchanged. Apparently, you can't even exchange them in England if you don't have a bank account there. Pounds are given out by various Banks in England. Check where your pounds are coming from (the bank should be mentioned on the notes). If you know someone who has a bank account with that particular bank, you could ask them to exchange the Pounds for you.