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If coming from the US, get a CapitalOne 360 Checking account (formerly INGDirect). With the debit card you can make ATM withdrawals with ZERO fees levied on the US side. (The only possible fees are by the local ATM/bank. My experience is that developed countries = easy to find fee-free ATMs; developing countries = difficult.) In my experience this is ...


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You can order pre-paid visa or credit card (mastercard), top-up and use it as a normal credit card. Pre-paid master cards are easy to get, even on-line without usual ID procedures. Even some airlines (e.g. Ryanair) offer you some cards. Choose the right one and it can cost only 1.5% fee for use. No annual fees and free to top up. If you have relatives or ...


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This is really a good question, and It is suprising to verify that this is something that already exists on the web! I'm talking about the Kicktraveler platform, "where traveling meets crowdfunding". As stated in the help section of the website Kickraveler is a tavel-crowdfunding platform. People who want to take a trip and that are looking for ...


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In most cases, you can use a debit card, even for small payments. Carrying about $20 with you would help in instances where debit cards are not accepted. You can easily transfer monies to your USA bank account via wire transfer. Make sure that your bank abroad allows you to wire transfer without being physically present. Waiters will be very surprised if ...


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The second page you link also has a section on tipping, which talks almost exclusively in terms of CUC. However, since the CUC is really a substitute for the US dollar it certainly used to be acceptable to use 1 USD bills. In fact, US dollar bills appeared to be more common than CUC notes, although I don't recall seeing many US coins. (Note that I ...


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I believe you are mixing two pieces of advice. The best currencies are Euros, Canadian Dollars... This is because of the trade embargo against Cuba from the USA. This means US dollars are very expensive to exchange in Cuba, so other currencies should be used. Euros are often said to get the best exchange rate. This is not saying that vendors, hotels or ...


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It is not uncommon to see a sign that says (in Chinese) RMB, HKD, MOP same price. Example. My recommendation is that you just change your HKD (or RMB) to MOP -- there are money changers all over the place (at least in the touristy areas, which is where you'll probably be). Occasionally someone might be willing to round things down a little - example: a ...


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UK organizations that provide prepaid cards are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (formerly FSA), and the FCA places a very high priority on the prevention of money laundering. As a result, you will face several hurdles... 18 years of age; and Proof of identity; and Resident in the UK You can use your passport to establish items 1 and 2. The ...


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Can't help with the Thai Embassy in Laos requirements, as each Thai Embassy does things a little differently. You might try perusing the Thaivisa.com forum, as there are numerous threads regarding obtaining visa in SE Asia for Thailand, plus plenty of knowledgeable expats to answer your post. The 20,000 baht rule is randomly enforced. I have seen folks ...


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I use Caxton fx card both euro and global usd they're great you can text to top up and check balance I have literally been on nil balance and texted whilst waiting in line to pay - I've used in India China all over USA Europe Hong Kong and also this brand is cheap conversion and supposedly the best rate but don't bother to check I just like the convenience ...


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No. I am not sure why the agent is telling you this. Indian rupees may be imported (there are no restrictions, other than the normal AML restrictions), but they are not legal tender and most exchange houses will not accept them. You cannot change them for Pakistani rupees inside Pakistan. It would be best to convert them to USD. A small point to clarify, ...


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So you want to enter France with 1500€ in cash? No problem: you only have to declare the money when it is above 10000€. So you don’t have to declare it. Les sommes (espèces ou chèques), titres (actions, obligations, etc.) ou valeurs d’un montant égal ou supérieur à 10.000 euros (ou son équivalent en devises), transportés par une personne physique, ...


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When I've travelled in the USA, I take (in order of preference) Credit Card Cash ATM Card I found that all places accepted foreign Credit Cards without a problem. Your credit card provider can inform you of the fees for transactions in the USA. In addition, your provider will be able to replace your card if it gets lost or stolen. I used a Visa credit ...


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As far as the financial means requirement is concerned, each country submitted guidelines to the EU commission. For Belgium you need either EUR 38 or EUR 50 per day and for the Netherlands, it's EUR 34. For 7 days, at most EUR 350 are formally required and your balance is more than enough to satisfy this requirement. If you are invited by a company paying ...


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Deposit the money you have in cash into your bank account and print out a bank statement to submit to the consulate when you apply for the visa. Also, submit proof that your accommodation and travel expenses will be paid for by the company. With that, I think what you have in your bank should be sufficient to convince the consulate that you can support ...


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Since you mentioned a multi-day hiking trip, my answer will focus on alpine huts. In other locations, most people accept Euros, but the exchange rate is most often quite poor. Also big grocery stores like Migros or Coop take Euros. Most restaurant in the pedestrian area in Vaduz and Schaan also take Euros, but more remotely located restaurant do not always ...



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