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Questions tagged [exchange]

For questions about exchanging and using foreign currencies

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General rule for where to exchange cash: country of departure or destination? [duplicate]

As a general rule, can one say that it is better to exchange cash for a foreign trip in the country of departure or of arrival? My main concern here is a favorable exchange rate. As a concrete case, ...
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Can I change euro coins for euro notes at UK airports?

I've amassed a large amount of euro coins over the course of a few holidays, but it's annoying to take them on holiday. Will a bureau de change or bank at the airport change them for notes?
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Buying CAD with USD [duplicate]

We'll be driving from the US via Vermont into Quebec, headed to Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. What's our best strategy for buying Canadian dollars?
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Traveling from Peru to Argentina - where should I buy Pesos?

Recently, the value of the Argentinian Peso relative to other currencies has been somewhat erratic and overall dropped by 25-30% (see chart vs US Dollars and set the range to August - September 2018). ...
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Should I change some money into PEN before going to Peru? [duplicate]

I'll be traveling to Lima soon. Which way should I get Peruvian Sols (PEN)? Buy some before flying over Withdraw Sols using ATMs in Peru Use a local currency exchange in Peru (and come with USD or ...
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Exchanging older United States Dollar bills in Japan

I am traveling to Japan and I want to know if these old 100 USD bills are accepted there for currency exchange.
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Converting EUR to PHP and WON [duplicate]

In December/January I'm going to the Philippines and South Korea. What is the best way to get these countries' currencies? INFO: I'm from Belgium (currency EUR) I do NOT have a credit card. I have ...
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My dog chewed my money

I hope this is the place to ask this question. A few minutes ago my dog chewed my dollars, the thing is: this money is going to be used in a trip I'm doing to USA. I bought this dollars because my ...
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Transferring money from Indian Forex card/Travel Card to my own USA bank account [duplicate]

I am an Indian and I will be leaving for the USA this August for pursuing higher education. To cover part of my expenses while studying in the USA I want to use forex card on monthly basis. I want to ...
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Exchange program in Italy with French “D” visa [closed]

I am an international student in France with a long-stay visa type D. I will be doing an exchange program in Italy for 4 months. Can I study there with my French visa or do I need any other documents?
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How to get cash in Europe (ATM cards and taking cash) coming from United States [duplicate]

Can someone recommend a good ATM card to obtain for an American going to Europe. Specifically, I'm going to England/Wales if that makes a difference. To give back, I mention that I have a Amazon ...
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Converting euros to czk vs converting rands (zar) to czk

I am traveling to Prague and Berlin at the end of the year. In South Africa we are unable to access the czk currency. I have been told a way is to convert euros to czk upon arrival. The issue I am ...
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How do I find the cheapest currency exchange option for a given trip? [duplicate]

Say I want to travel from country A to country B. Different currencies are used in A and B. I have a lot of options to exchange currency A to currency B (local banks, foreign banks, ATMs, exchange ...
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Do Europe's ATMs offer good US$ → € exchange rates? [closed]

Do Europe's ATMs offer good US$ → € exchange rates, or would I get a better rate buying € in the U.S. at a bank?
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Handling cash conversions for a short trip to Israel, Jordan and Egypt from India

My parents are traveling to Israel, Jordan, and Egypt for a short trip [2 weeks] from India. The travel agency they travel with wants them to convert Indian Rupees(INR) to US Dollars(USD) for their ...
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Can GBP be directly used in Austria

I have GBPs left with me from my last travel to UK. Can I use it directly in Austria or is it advisable to convert all these GBPs to Euro before I travel to Austria? Or can GBPs be easily converted to ...
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Old paper Canadian currency

I live in England and have just found an envelope with old paper Canadian money in it for value $405 (in various denominations). Is there any way I can change it to new notes whilst in the UK? If ...
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How is currency converted at a foreign ATM from US Dollars?

Credit cards are not widely accepted at smaller vendors in Taiwan that I often go to, so I'm forced to use local cash. Upon calling my bank (Chase), I learned that they charge $5 plus 3% for ...
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Can I exchange damaged Euro notes in India?

I have two 500-euro notes. Today I went to a forex shop in India to exchange them. They showed me that the notes have 1 small hole each and so they can't exchange them. In this case, where can I go ...
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Is there an ATM in the international transit area in the Auckland (AKL) airport?

I will be traveling from the US to Sydney soon. I'm flying Air New Zealand, and my flight requires me to change planes in Auckland. Both the arriving and the departing flights are at Terminal I. There ...
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How to pay for things in Greece?

My boyfriend and I are headed to Greece (Athens for some time and islands for some time). We plan on bringing euros that we ordered from our personal banks in the States. But I am curious what the ...
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App/service that suggests which payment card is most convenient?

I was a happy user of WhatCard (http://www.whatcardapp.com). It was an app for European people, where the user saved their credit/debit cards data, then typed the amount to pay in a foreign currency ...
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Are 2008 100USD paper notes too old to be exchanged in the UK?

I have five 100 US$ notes, 2008 series. Can I change them to UK currency in the UK? They are in perfect condition.
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Can we hold more than 1 multi-currency travel card in India?

I generally buy multi-currency travel cards from Forex agents. This time I approached a bank and they are saying it is illegal to hold 2 multi-currency travel cards in India. I doubt this. Can ...
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Am I OK with Euros in Cape Verde?

Am I OK with Euros during my stay in Cape verde or must I have local currency to start my sta? I am on a charter (all inclusive), so I would not expect to need much, but I am curious about the use of ...
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Using Revolut card in Thailand

The most ATMs in Thailand charge 200 Baht for getting cash - What is the best way to get Baht in Thailand? Also a lot of shops require at least 500 Baht bill to pay by credit card or charge additional ...
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Forex card for Australia

I am traveling to Australia for vacation in end of December. I currently live in the United States on F1 visa(International Student). I am planning to buy a forex card for Australia currency. What is ...
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How can I avoid unfavorable currency exchange rates when paying with my card abroad?

I have an ordinary credit card. Whenever I pay with this card in foreign currency (other than PLN, Polish złoty) I loose a lot of money due to unfavorable rates specified by my bank. I need to buy ...
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exchange GBP in Iran

Do you know if I'll have any problems exchanging GBP in Iran? Do they mind 50 GBP notes? I don't want to bring over only 20ies.. that'll be too much paper!
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Japan: current ATM vs bank exchange situation?

I travelled to Japan 7 years ago and only brought euros in cash back then and exchanged everything to yen in a bank. What is the situation now? Are European-issued cards more accessible in Japan? Is ...
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Bringing Dirham to Morocco

We are Italians, we will go 4 days to Marrakech in October. We exhanged 250€ in Dirham from an Italian fx office (a well known fx company) but then we discovered that it is forbidden to bring Dirham ...
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Exchanging Costa Rican Colones in Nicaragua

We arrived on the bus to Nicaragua recently and read that the best way to exchange Costa Rican Colones to Nicaraguan Cordobas was at the border. We have about 89,000 Colones (approx. $154) in cash ...
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Where to Change BOBs in Montreal?

Going through leftover foreign currency, I found several where I had enough to make the amount non-trivial. I managed to change every currency except for the Bolivian Boliviano. Even went to TD ...
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How did this currency exchange work?

I recently was given some Japanese yen as a gift from family. I found myself in an United States airport with some extra time, so I went over to a currency exchange booth to exchange the yen to USD. A ...
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Can I use BRL for the US visa fee in Asuncion?

I am travelling to Asuncion, Paraguay as an American. Paraguay levies a reciprocity fee of $160, which must be paid in cash. I can pay this upon arrival, and multiple sources mention USD, but it's ...
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Where can I exchange British coins when travelling from Dublin to Los Angeles?

I have £200 worth of British coins that I received from a friend which he has no need for since it's not possible to exchange them in banks in Southern Ireland as they only accept notes. Since I'm ...
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Record low exchange rate for a country I'll be visiting next year - how can I take advantage?

I will be travelling to another country in one year. While trip planning, I noticed that the exchange rate is more favorable right now than it has been in the last 10 years. In fact, the dollar will ...
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Is there a “best” area in Queensland's Sunshine Coast for currency exchanges?

In other countries I find tourist areas have more money changers and thus greater competition and more competitive rates. The Sunshine Coast generally is a tourist area but is also very suburban, ...
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Why are two currency options available when paying via card at airports abroad?

Whenever I shop at airports abroad, I always get asked to choose between the currency options while paying via my credit card. One is the local currency and another one is the currency of the country ...
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do I have to fly directly into France with my student visa 3b? Im canadian

Im currently buying my airplane tickets to get me from Canada to France. Im going there on exchange. I have the 3b exchange student visa but does this mean that i need to fly directly into France? ...
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Can I change US dollars to Thai baht in Thoeng, Chiang Rai, Thailand - not in a bank?

I crossed the border from Laos to Thailand a couple of days ago and now I'm staying in a cheap hotel in Thoeng in Chiang Rai Province with not quite enough baht left for the rent. But I do have some ...
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Exchange old US dollar bills in Australia [duplicate]

I am in Brisbane and have two $100 US dollar bills from the 1985 series. I went to money exchanges and banks, but no one is accepting it. Any idea where I can change them in Australia and, in ...
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Using Bitcoin as a cash withdrawal method in Iran

As Iran's banking system is disconnected from the rest of the world due to sanctions there are limited ways to get Iranian Rial (IRR). The only way I managed to find is to bring foreign currency (EUR/...
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Can I pay for stuff in Euros in the UK?

I will be travelling around Europe (Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, UK and Ireland) in July. Of all the countries that we are visiting, the UK is the only one not to use the euro ...
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Having pesos before arriving in Argentina

Do I need to obtain pesos before I arrive in Argentina? I am going to fly into Buenos Aires and then to Mendoza to meet my friend and only anticipate maybe purchasing food/water in the airport. Can I ...
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Is there a foreign exchange/currency limit when leaving India?

I am an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI); I'm leaving India and have some spare cash in Rupees. I would like to covert Rupees to USD for travel expenses. Is there a limit on USD cash or travellers ...
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Unusual experience when exchanging money in Florence

This happened to a friend of mine last Saturday in Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station. In a rush to catch a train and low on Euros she approached the foreign exchange counter in the train ...
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Money exchange in London

I'm going to London very, very soon and as a traveler beginner, I'm having a huge problem. I had a problem with my bank (they mess it all and forgot the request I made to exchange money) and now I ...
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Which Currency can I use in Georgia?

Which currency is generally used in Georgia? Will I be able to use Euro or US dollars? And if no, how much will I be allowed to exchange at Tbilisi airport?
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Foreign exchange in Cuba - how to prepare with cash?

I am Australian travelling to Mexico, Cuba and Costa Rica. What is the best way to prepare for having currency in Cuba especially, I believe there is a lack of ATM's and card facilities once you ...