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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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Usage of cash in Europe during COVID

In US, some businesses (especially restaurants) are refusing cash, accepting payment only by card (presumably to limit transferring disease by cash). Is the same thing occurring in Europe? I'll be ...
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Traveling to Switzerland from the US with a transit in the Netherlands, what is the maximum amount of currency I may carry with me?

Traveling to Switzerland from the US with a layover in the Netherlands, what is the maximum currency value that may be carried? I read Netherlands max before having to declare is EUR 9,999 but ...
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Child travelling abroad and money

My child will be traveling to Paris in 2022 on an escorted school trip (he will then be 13). Does anyone have experience in the best/easiest/safest way to provide a minor money while they travel? ...
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Where can I exchange Zambian Kwacha in the UK?

I came back from a work trip with approximately 1200 Zambian Kwacha (~£45). I don't think most banks will take it. Any ideas where I can exchange it for GBP in the UK?
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Can I open a bank account before traveling in Istanbul?

When I traveled to Australia, I contacted a bank and opened an account, and transferred money, when I got there, I completed the application form and provided the documents. That was so helpful. But ...
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Can I carry large sum of cash (>10k EUR) in my hand luggage?

I will be flying between two, both EU and Schengen-area countries. Can I take on-board large sum of cash (more than 10k euros) in my hand luggage? I know I need to declare this cash at customs but do ...
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What are the hidden fees for using booking.com

Trying to book a hotel using booking.com it states that "Additional charges may apply" What are those charges? How to calculate them? Do I have to Pay them in cash?
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Can I provide bank statements from multiple accounts when applying for a New Zealand visa? [duplicate]

I have multiple accounts under different banks for different purposes, which should I present? Does the visa officer want to check if I have enough money in my savings maintained consistently over a ...
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How can I buy euros via bank transfer in Austria?

I recently moved from the UK to Austria (Graz) and bought a prepaid travel card from the Post Office beforehand. Unfortunately this does not work in any bank or ATM I can find, and I do not have a ...
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Can you recharge MonCash (Haiti mobile money app) from the US? [closed]

Haitian mobile operator Digicel has a mobile money transfer app called MonCash. It seems to be pretty effective for transferring money in-country, and is even accepted by some significant vendors. But ...
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Transferring money from a non EU country to UK bank [closed]

I would like to withdraw money from my foreign account outside Europe and deposit it in a UK bank account, as it has become clear I will be staying in the UK for a longer time than expected. To make ...
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Can I purchase Seychelles island currecy in Malaysia?

Where do I purchase online, Maldives, Mauritius, and Seychelles currencies to sell to them before they arrive at those destinations? Do those islands embassies in Malaysia sell the currencies?
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Collecting euro coins of European microstates [closed]

I just got into EURO coins collecting again. The normal coins are pretty easy to get in normal life. But there are 4 European microstates (Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City) where there are no ...
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I plan on travelling to USA, I have question related to +TAX and +F/S when buying something online (particulary laptop) [closed]

So I plan buying a laptop from an online shop when I'm in USA and let's say it costs 1200$ +TAX or I even saw +F/S , so please enlighten me about what are those taxes and how is it calculated? And ...
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Can I be given a voucher without my consent?

During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic (ongoing at the time of writing, 2020-05-06), many airlines are cancelling flights and then offering vouchers instead of refunds. Several questions address this ...
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Is it really necessary to physically visit a given location in order to “truly get the place”? [closed]

I have many times heard people, usually well-traveled such, claim that I cannot possibly "get" a place until I've physically visited it and "experienced it with my own eyes". But is this really true? ...
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Can I simply apply for a chargeback on my credit card if my flight was cancelled and I'm unable to reach the airline?

As explained in a relevant question, my flight with Condor [from Frankfurt to Prague] was recently cancelled. I've emailed them asking for a refund 5 days ago, but so far received no response. Today ...
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Cashless visit to the USA?

I've been living virtually entirely cashless in Sweden for the past 10 years. I'm visiting USA at the end of this month for a weekend (primarily just attending a conference); can I manage cashless if ...
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Is it possible travelling Sweden WITHOUT credit or debit card?

I've heard that in Sweden (Stockholm, Gothenburg), you can only pay for public transportation by credit/debit card, or an app on your phone. As an electronic payment hater, is it possible to travel ...
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Cuban resort - Canadian credit card, American credit card, cash?

I'm thinking of going to a resort in Cuba for a week or so. The price is all-inclusive so I don't have to pay for meals and such, but if I wanted to pick up some kinds of souvenirs, alcohol, cigars ...
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Can I change Macedonian and Albanian money in Serbia? (Belgrade)

I am travelling to Serbia tomorrow and I have some Macedonian and Albanian money. Is possible to Exchange these currencies in Serbia. Where would i go to exchange these currencies? (I.E. would a ...
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How can I tell if old US currency is usable? [closed]

I have American bill notes. I don't know if I still can use it or not. How can I find out?
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While abroad 2 bank cards suddenly have stopped working. They worked yesterday, in the same country [closed]

I have 2 bank cards issued in the same country. When abroad in a country A I was using one of them in stores with no problem. And 1-2 times the other too. One day, in the same country A they both ...
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Is it safe to travel abroad with only a prepaid Mastercard?

As said in the question, is it safe to only have a prepaid Mastercard as a mean of financing my travel? The amount on the card is not a problem since it is linked to my bank account and can be ...
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How much cash to take to Tenerife all-inclusive for a week?

In a couple of months we'll be going on a week-long all-inclusive holiday in Tenerife. Although advertised as "leave your wallet at home", from past experiences I know this is never that simple. I ...
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Travel Money Card and ATM fee in the USA

My daughter used a travel money card loaded with US dollars to with drawl cash from an ATM in Walmart Kentucky. She withdrew $100USD and was charged $2.50USD fee from our bank in Australia and $18....
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Money exchange in Romania

I will go to Romania soon and I'm beginner as a traveler. I don't know where i can exchange cash Euro to Romanian Leu cheap. I know it's not recommended exchange money at airport. So in which bank do ...
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Recourse against bank ATM fraud in China

While in Beijing recently I had an ATM belonging to the largest bank in the world (the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China) issue me with a sheaf of nice crisp new counterfeit notes. I noticed ...
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I want to go on a round the world trip for over a year, what do I tell the bank and what do I with my stuff? [closed]

I want to go on a round the world trip for over a year. I have no friends and no family. I live and work in Germany. I rent. During the trip I will cancel the rent. I do not have my own property / ...
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How much i need in order to be granted the Schengen visa?

How much i need in my bank account in order to be granted the Schengen visa? Probably i will apply for a single entry visa, because it will be my first Schengen visa apply. I want to travel Czech ...
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Are credit cards accepted in Strasbourg Christmas markets?

We are thinking to visit "The Capital of Christmas" (Strasbourg, France) and it's famous Christmas markets on the beautifully illuminated streets with delicious aromas and holiday atmosphere. Will we ...
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Is using Swiss Francs (CHF) cheaper than Euros (EUR) in Switzerland?

We are traveling to Switzerland (mostly Zurich and closeby) for several days later this year and, one of our friends told us to bring Swiss Francs with us as things would be generally cheaper if we ...
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Why should you have travel insurance?

I have been wondering this for a while. I imagine that when I greatly simplify things, the price of travel insurance consists of essentially two parts: what you are going to cost the insurance ...
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Best currency to take to North Korea in December 2019?

Found this article on the best currency to take to North Korea, but it's from 2018 and there's pros and cons to all currencies listed. The other question on here is also 5 years old. Was wondering if ...
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Where can I get MOP coins in Hong Kong?

Bus drivers in Macau don't accept Octopus/credit/debit card, don't give any change back, and bus tickets typically cost 6 MOP. Additionally, if one pays with HKD, the exchange rate is disadvantageous ...
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How to get a large amount of cash abroad if a debit card stops working?

I live in France and I was recently traveling to Ireland. During the trip, my debit card stopped functioning. I discovered the problem when I arrived in a hotel and wanted to check in. The card was ...
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Does the surcharge apply only if you tap the card in Australia?

Some restaurants in Australia have a surcharge if you use a credit card. I've heard from someone who lives in Australia that this surcharge only applies if you tap the card (paywave or paypass), but ...
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Citibank Cash withdrawal in Barcelona

A friend has an American Citibank account and is visiting Barcelona. How does one determine which banks, will minimize the cost of withdrawing cash? Concrete examples with supporting links are ...
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Will connecting my wallet to my belt loop deter or attract pickpockets?

Coil Connector to Wallet A chain would be better, since it can't be surreptitiously cut or clipped, but it's too close to travel time to buy a chain or buy a money belt, so those are off the table ...
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Kazakhstan Tenge into Pounds in UK [duplicate]

Where in the UK can I change Kazakstan money, I recently travelled back and did not get time in Almaty airport, and the currency people at the airport would not change the money I have?
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Transiting through Switzerland by coach with lots of cash

Within a couple of weeks I will be going to Belgium from Italy with Flixbus, and in the travel I may transit Switzerland, which is part of the Schengen Area but not part of the EU, which means that ...
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Should US dollars be kept and used instead of local currencies in Thailand/Malaysia

Is this a better idea to exchange or spend USD during a trip in Thailand/Malaysia rather then using the local currency? This also applies because sometimes the vendors ask if you want to be charged ...
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Is Korean won readily exchangeable at realistic rates in Bangkok?

As usual I found myself a little bit short of local currency in my current country a day before flying to my next country. ATM fees add up fast (especially in Thailand!) so I withdrew enough KRW to ...
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TD or CIBC to exchange CAD for Pesos [closed]

My girlfriend and I are travelling to Mexico soon, and I was wondering which bank to exchange our Canadian Money for Mexican Pesos. I bank with CIBC and she banks with TD. We're thinking about ...
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Foreign bank card fee in Denmark

My travel guide says that the use of foreign bank cards in shops in Denmark (restaurants, etc.) is frequently subject to a +2% or +3% “extra charge” for use of foreign card. But the guide is not ...
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Expected tax (GST) when eating out in India?

So I have eaten out several times in India and every time the amount of tax on the final bill seems to be different. Sometimes it is 9.5% other times two lots of 2.5% (cGST & sGST?) Also on a ...
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In Waterloo, Ontario/Canada, what method to use to pay living expenses? [closed]

I am travelling three months from France to Waterloo. What is the optimum way to pay for: small amounts (groceries, Telecom, etc), large amounts (house rental, local trips, etc). Should I use a ...
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Money in checked luggage

I accidentaly left money in my checked baggage flying from Germany to Brazil. It is something like 400 Euro. I realized this only as I was already flying. How often is the baggage X ray scanned? Is ...
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Booking via wotif.com using a US bank account permissibility

Can I book a hotel in the USA using a bank in the USA via an Australian website, wotif.com? Does this exchange work?
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Can I pay with HKD in Macau or Shenzhen?

I'm going to Hong Kong next month and planned to visit Macau and Shenzhen (maybe Guangzhou). So are HKD accepted in Macau and Shenzhen or I must pay with local currencies (MOP/RMB) ? And vice-versa, ...

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