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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 ...
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Czech crown or euros/dollars? [duplicate]

I'm going to travel to Europe in 11 days. I'm going to UK, Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary, and here in Chile I can exchange Chilean pesos to sterling pounds, dollars and euros. I'm particularly ...
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Exchange Polish Zloty to Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) in Malaysia?

I got 3,000 Polish Zloty that I can't change to Malaysian Ringgit. Does anyone know where I can change them? I am Malaysian.
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Exchange rate for the Tourist Card in Iran

I'm doing some reading about the Tourist Card. Answer number 4 to this post is quite detailed and solves most of my questions. There is also some info here. There is another post, where they claim ...
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Where in Switzerland can I exchange Nepalese Rupee into Swiss Francs?

I have Nepalese rupees at home that are worth around 50 Swiss francs (45 Euros). I wanted to exchange them and tried two large banks. Both of them said that they don't accept Nepalese rupees. So what ...
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Where to offload dollars that have imperfections and slight rips in Cambodia?

I have a 100$ bill that has slight rip near the band, and no one wants it... Be it Pounds ripped in half I would just change them at the nearest bank in UK to new ones, but these are not Pounds and I ...
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MCO and EMD-S- How to use [closed]

Hi Travel Professionals! (this question is addressed to travel profedsionals) I am looking to better understand the process of filing MCO (Miscellaneous Charge Orders) vs. filing an EMD (electronic ...
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Can three or more currency exchange rates simply be multiplied? [closed]

My permanent residence is in the USA and almost all of the money to name is in US dollars (USD) in US accounts. This month I'm in India and may end up having withdrawn more rupees (INR) than I need as ...
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Where is generally the best place to exchange currency for a trip? [closed]

In general, where is the best place to exchange currency when going for a trip? Some options include: a bank before you leave some exchange service before you leave at the airport before you leave (...
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Cuban currency exchange - ATM vs exchange office

What are fees for exchanging EUR to CUC in ATM and exchange office (CADECA)? Is it difficult to find ATM in the main cities? Is MasterCard accepted in ATM? Considering these options because don't ...
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Buy flight ticket with foreign currency

I am in New Zealand and I am travelling to hong kong, I already have my go ticket and I am buying my return ticket. When I go to buy my ticket in Qantas (HK -> New Zealand), I found out that I can ...
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What is the best place to exchange USD to INR (Indian Rupees)?

What is the best place to exchange my cash in USD? Should I do it in US or India?
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Exchanging demonetized Indian Rupee notes in Singapore

India had demonetized old notes of 500 and 1000 denomination back in November. The deadline for depositing old notes in banks was December 30, 2016. Recently we saw we still have quite a bit of ...
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How is the situation with exchanging money at Mumbai airport?

I will be landing on the 24th of January quite late in the night and I need to change currency. Can I do this at the airport in Mumbai? I will need to do this for 5 people.
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Can I deposit 500 Euro banknotes at bank in Netherlands?

I have purchased about 8,000 Euros as I am going to study in Netherlands soon. I received ten 500 Euro banknotes and the reset in 100s and 50s. Recently I read that spending 500s is actually pretty ...