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Questions about withdrawing, exchanging, and handling money, encompassing any financial instrument accepted as form of payment for good and services.

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Proof of Income in homecountry UK visitor visa [duplicate]

I have a quite a complicated question about UK visitor visa for my mom and sister. My husband will sponsor their visa, we have savings and sufficient funds for it, but I think my mom's financial ...
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Egypt hotel deliberately overcharged dollar payments and refunded the difference in cash. Why?

On a recent trip to Egypt, the hotel required - either for obvious economic-situation or legislation reasons - that the payments for my room and booked tours be paid in US Dollars. The payment was ...
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Money exchange in Peru

I'm traveling to Peru at the end of the year and I recently saw this question: Where to exchange US dollars in Peru? My question is a bit broader, do I need to change money at all? Can I get by only ...
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Have Aeon ATMs in Thailand ceased accepting foreign/western ATM cards?

I've always used Aeon ATMs in Thailand because they charge ฿70 less than every other bank for foreign card withdrawals. (฿150 compared to ฿220, the difference is more than I spend on a meal or a fancy ...
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Which currencies are accepted for the visa on arrival in Laos, and what is the price in each currency?

There are a lot of low-quality sites if you Google this, and they don't have the same prices. So please don't answer by copying the first Google hit. Two months ago I crossed from Thailand to Laos at ...
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How much cash do I need to enter Singapore?

I read on https://www.ica.gov.sg: Short-Term travellers should have sufficient cash and proof of onward travel (tickets, visas), and ensure that you do not stay beyond your visit pass validity. How ...
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Why are currency exchange rates so different in Egypt?

I’m in Alexandria. Google shows the exchange rate of EUR to EGP at 1 to 33. I get the same rate when I use my credit card. But when I exchange euros at different places in the streets, in the shops I ...
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Blocking of amount on international forex cards

I took a forex card from the state bank of India. In the leafleft, they have this section in their terms and conditions: Travel & Entertainment transactions: The blocking of the amount as per ...
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Will I need cash in Disneyland Paris and French Alpine ski resorts?

On recent travel I have mostly relied on credit cards for everything, except in New York where I found a lot of people expect / prefer cash for tips. How much is cash likely to be necessary / ...
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What's the cheapest option for getting Malaysian currency in Malaysia?

Would it be cheaper to withdraw money at the ATM, or bring euros and exchange at the airport? I'm also considering sending euros via PayPal and collecting in Malaysia. Bonus question: How well are ...
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Accidental bank transaction fees

The hotel in Munich I stayed in a few weeks ago, accidentally charged my Visa card twice, which led to an extra 1000 Euro charge to my account. My UK bank charges fees for the use of this card outside ...
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Can old Canadian paper money still be spent there? [duplicate]

I have some old Canadian paper money that my late father has left us pre 2011, and I am going to Canada soon for a holiday. Can I still use them today? Or do I need to exchange at a local bank for the ...
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Does one need cash in the UK?

Are there any places in the UK where one still can't pay with a card / contactless? Restaurants, campsites, etc.? Is it a good idea to bring / withdraw a few GBP just to be on the safe side, or is it ...
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Where in Ecuador or Spain can I change US $100 bills?

I am traveling to Ecuador this week, and I just read that they do not accept the US$50 and US$100 bills in most stores. My bills are all $100 bills and from the years 1996, 2003 and 2006, so I think I ...
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Can I obtain Euros anywhere on my walking route from Foca, Bosnia, to Zabljak, Montenegro?

I seem to have have messed up in my planning ahead in terms of having Euros for Montenegro. I had wanted to leave Foca in Bosnia today and begin walking towards Zabljak in Montenegro, which is a 90km ...
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How can you open an Australian bank account with a short-term visa?

How and where can you open a bank account in Australia if you are on a short-term visa (up to six months)?
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Recieve SNCF G30 refund with American bank (Chase)?

I live in the United States. Several weeks ago, my partner and I traveled on the TGV inOUI train from Paris to Barcelona. A section of the high-speed track was out of service so the train ended up ...
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Are EU based credit cards useful in or outside EU?

I generally find US credit cards useful everywhere. Mostly because if there's fraudulent activity or scammy merchant, I can get my money back. I don't need the credit but it is good to not tie up cash....
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Is a 100 euro bill common and perceived as normal?

I think 100 dollar bills are common both in US and outside but not sure about euro. Seems like no? Asking because apparently having a 500 euro bill makes you look shady and cause hassle according to ...
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Electronic Euro Payment for Americans

I travel to Europe once a year: It would be nice to be able to pay electronically in Euros. If one has amassed several thousand Euros. Is there an option (or a better option) than depositing Euros in ...
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Is local currency really prohibited from entering China?

Here's something I found on trade.gov (International Trade Administration): The following items are prohibited from entering China: arms, ammunition, and explosives of all kinds; counterfeit ...
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Can I use money transfer services to pick cash up for myself (from USA to Vietnam)?

We're traveling from the USA to Vietnam in 2 weeks. Most of the trip's major expenses are paid off, but we want to have cash handy for small vendors and artisans and remote places generally. We want ...
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Can I exchange Norwegian crowns (NOK) for Russian rubles (RUB) in St Petersburg?

In 2023, I can't use my Visa, obviously. And it'd be cheaper for me to bring local currency rather than first exchanging for Euro.
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Is it possible to change any Euro notes in Sweden at all? Can't find anything about it

I've got 50 euro notes but from everything I've googled I get 0 answers on whether or not it's even possible. FOREX seems to say they don't offer any euro to SEK exchange in years. Is there any ...
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Traveling to France on Passport Talent visa

I am traveling to France (Aix-Marseille University) for three months (Feb 2023-Apr 2023). I am a Pakistan national and have a Passport Talent visa (it says "PT4 VLSTS; VALIDER EN LIGNE). To stay ...
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How do cash payments work in Cuba as of 2023?

What is the current situation of cash in Cuba? Last time I was there, there used to be convertible pesos (CUC). It was good to have some moneda nacional (MN) to buy for instance fruit in a small store ...
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Visa Debit card support in Japan

We are planning a trip to Japan in Q1 of 2023. We posses European Visa debit cards and pay almost everything with them at home. We have heard, that card payments are much less prevalent in Japan. We ...
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How / what to tip in Cuba

We are going to Cuba soon. I read a lot about how to give back, to tip or whatsoever. But everything is not clear, especially with the aftermath of Covid and the fact that there's now only one money ...
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Can we use both cash and card for payments in Iceland as a tourist?

Can we do EFTPOS payments (debit/credit card payment) in Iceland using an international debit/credit card, or is it better to use cash as a tourist? I am wondering whether many shops in Iceland use ...
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Buy Vietnamese Dong In Pune/Mumbai

I'll be travelling to Ninh Binh on 18th Dec, 2022 from Ahmedabad, India. But before I commence my travel, I want to convert INR to VND. I tried looking up some websites but couldn't gather much ...
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Is it possible to visit Italy with credit card only?

I'm planning a 14-day trip to Italy (Rome, Florence and Venice). I already bought flight tickets, hotel reservations and trains on-line using my credit card. When I'm there I'll probably spend on ...
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What are the economics of black market money exchanges?

It's fairly well know that if you are in a country with a "problematic" economy, that exchanging money on the black market can get you a much better rate than at an official exchange. But ...
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Can a tourist exchange old 20 and 50 Pound notes at the post offices?

Recently (from 1st October 2022), the old 20 and 50 GBP bank notes are not valid anymore. From what I understood, it is possible to exchange them (among others) at some specific post offices, for the ...
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How can I get an electronic payment method that will be accepted by most Indian merchants, as my foreign credit card isn't often accepted? [duplicate]

Recently, I traveled to India with my U.S. credit card. I found that out of all merchants (restaurants, shops, etc.) accepting electronic payments, only about half would accept/were prepared to handle ...
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Addis Ababa: cash vs card usage?

I am traveling to Addis Ababa for just 5 days. From the viewpoint of safety as well as convinience credit cards seem easier. But just wanted to check how popular is card usage? Can I get by with cards ...
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Laws and regulations about international exchanges of money?

Say that we trust each other, I am visiting you, and I wire you a sum X in the currency of my home country, and you give me a sum Y in the currency of your home country, without any intermediaries. ...
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I'm Indian, opting for visa on arrival at Phuket. Do I need to carry cash?

Indian citizen, Indian passport, travelling from India to Phuket airport. Somebody told me that you can't pay the visa on arrival fee using cards. Is this accurate? Is there an ATM before the visa ...
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Exchange Options for Zambian Kwacha (ZMW) to British Pounds (GBP) in Bristol?

I have 47150 Zambian Kwacha money and want to exchange it into GBP. Where can I exchange it? Does anyone know? I already asked No 1 exchange currency, but they do not exchange this currency. Please ...
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US credit card broke while in Italy

I am in Italy and my credit card broke into three pieces. I have a US bank account. I know my account number. I didn't register for international transfer before leaving the US. What can I do to get ...
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How to pay bus fare in Tallinn?

My father and I are staying in Tallinn, in a flat on Pae street. We don't know the city or the language. We have used the bus today to go downtown and back. Going downtown, the driver told us to just ...
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Is the exchange in Taiwan bank exchange office in Taoyuan airport same as the Taiwan bank inside the city?

I want to pay the hotel soon in Taiwan. I have USD. I am not sure whether it is logical to pay with my bank card which I know has commission or change in airport since it is covid and the hotel wants ...
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How and where to buy money order for VFS Canada visa

I will keep having help, indeed, I applied for a visa and IRCC asked me to submit my passport to VFS. On the VFS GLOBAL website they say to send an amount of 22.80 by money order. I did this through ...
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Credit card or cash in Northern Ireland?

I will be going to Ireland (Republic of Ireland + Nothern Ireland) in August. The entire duration of the trip is two weeks, with roughly 3 days (2 nights) spent in Northern Ireland. I'm currently ...
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Is there an ATM before the VOA desk at Batam Center harbor?

We intend to travel from Singapore to Indonesia by ferry. If you intend to (keep open the option to) extend your stay you need to purchase a Visa on Arrival. Purchasing a Visa on Arrival is I think ...
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Flights booked and tickets issued but no charge on my bank account?

I booked plane tickets with an airline through Expedia nearly two months ago. The payment for the tickets was pending for a while but the money never came out of my bank account. I contacted Expedia ...
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Are paper banknotes used in Australia?

I understand that Australia first released plastic banknotes in 1988, which replaced the paper dollar notes that had first been issued in 1966. Are any pre-plastic paper notes still around, and are ...
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Is cash still needed in Malta or did the island completely transition to credit cards?

I'm going to visit Malta in April. Should I withdraw some Euros from the ATM for this trip or did Malta completely transition to using credit cards by now? By "credit cards" I'm referring to ...
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Money when traveling to South America

I, a European, plan on visiting North and South America (Mexico, Peru) for a few weeks, and I wonder what's the best way to use my money over there. I want to lose the least of it to fees or ...
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How to travel with 5K euros internationally?

I’m a first time international traveler going for a holiday in Spain for 10 days and I’ll be carrying with me 5k euros in cash. I’m worried I’ll be held by customs or questioned. I don’t know either ...
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Is it really necessary to pay for another pay card when traveling to a different country? [closed]

I seriously am annoyed by the ~$6 my bank eats from my account every month to have the account in the first place and to get a VISA Debit card sent home every four years. I've read so many times here ...
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