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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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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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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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UKVI refusal received on 06/06/2024

I am asking a question here regarding my UK visit visa refusal which I received on 06/06/2024. I am a Pakistani national employed in a local tourism company registered with local chamber of Commerce ...
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Where to obtain crisp new US bills in London?

I’m travelling to Cambodia and have to bring $2000 USD in cash to pay for the quarantine facility. Immigration are adamant that I have to bring brand new crisp US currency (no tears, marks, creases ...
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Applying for my mother's UK visit visa on my graduation. What is the total amount of money you spend each month?

I am on a graduate visa in the UK. I want to invite my mother to the UK from Pakistan. My father will sponsor her to come here. There is 3,700 gbg in her account in savings. How much money can I add ...
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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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Zloty cash to Malaysian Ringgit

I have 5,000 zloty in cash. Can we convert it to Malaysian ringgit at any bank? I have asked the money exchanger, they don't buy and sell zloty. Thank you.
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Is it still possible to exchange old West German money (pre-Euro)?

I was stationed in West Germany in the 1980's and still have close to a hundred (West) German Deutschmarks in bills and coinage. If I visit Germany, can I exchange them for Euros, or are they now ...
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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 useful are bitcoins when it comes to traveling?

Access to money while traveling can be an issue. You might lose your cards and/or wallet or you need to repay someone from another country Are bitcoins worth considering? To me it sounds like an ...
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Can I travel in Croatia using only Euro?

For a few days trip in Croatia, can I avoid changing euros into the local currency Kuna? Can I live comfortably (hotels, restaurants, train) directly using euro only? Itinerary: Zagreb, Split, ...
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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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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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What happens if my wallet is lost or stolen while abroad?

I am planning a trip to eastern/northern Europe - this will be my first time traveling outside of the United States. My plan was to have a set amount of USD converted to foreign currency, then put ...
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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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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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Where to buy Thai Baht when traveling from New Zealand to Thailand?

When traveling from New Zealand to Thailand, where can I buy Thai Baht and get a good exchange rate and low commission? It's only for the first 10K THB (Thai Baht) for the first days. The rest I will ...
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Exchanging older United States currency 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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How to avoid bank fees when taking out cash in Cambodia?

I am European and have UK (Visa), Dutch (MaestroCard), Lithuanian (MasterCard) debit cards and Revolut card*. Lately I have been reading horror stories on how to get cash out in Cambodia and how some ...
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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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Is Visa's Emergency Cash Disbursement reliable?

I have read the benefits page of Visa credit card, and it says they offer Cash Disbursement in case the card is stolen and they have a Global Customer Care number people can call and they will offer ...
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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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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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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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Currencies in Laos

I'm going to be travelling to Laos from Australia (so my home currency is AUD). I've heard that in addition to the Kip, the USD and Thai Baht are widely used. I have a few questions: How widely are ...
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Does the Laos ANZ bank help with replacement ATM/VISA cards for Australian and New Zealand ANZ bank customers?

On my last legal day in Thailand I realized my ANZ ATM card was missing. I was obliged to cross the border on that day so couldn't stay and leisurely try to resolve the problem. A series of events ...
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Which major US bank chains have the lowest ATM fees for foreign cardholders?

I'm in the USA right now and would like to get some more cash with my non-US ATM card. However, a random sampling of ATMs at large banks (Wells Fargo, Citibank) has shown ATM fees in the $5-6 range, ...
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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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use Bitcoin 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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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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Money exchange in Romania

I will go to Romania soon and I'm a beginner as a traveler. I don't know where I can exchange Euro to Romanian Leu cheaply. I know it's not recommended to exchange money at airport. So at which bank ...
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Is it possible to withdraw USD from an ATM in Nairobi, Kenya?

While in Nairobi I might need to top up my supply of USD. Is it possible to get it directly from an ATM or will I need to go to a currency exchange?
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Converting Older United States Dollar Bills

I received from my Dad 150 American Dollars about 12 years ago. I never have thought to change this money but a few days I tried change it in a currency exchange in Sydney and the guy didn't change it ...
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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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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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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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My boyfriend wants to come to Canada for 6 months. How much money will he need to be able to come here?

My (American) boyfriend wants to come to Canada for 6 months and we had just found out he needs a specific amount of money to visit here to show he can support himself for the 6 months. How much ...
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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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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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Changing money for Ethiopia. Where can I get the best rates?

I will need to travel to Ethiopia. I was wondering where I can find the best rates. Should I take Euros/Dolars and exchange there? Should I exchange before departure? Where can I get the best exchange ...
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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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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 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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While on vacation my taxi took a longer route, possibly to scam me out of money. How can I deal with this?

I am on vacation and I have realized that some people here in Turkey are trying their best to get the money out of my pocket. I have already had a situation where after a folklore show I decided to ...
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What are some electronic payment systems available for use by foreigners in India?

I will be traveling to India in a few weeks and wondering about some (non-cash) electronic payment systems that are: widely accepted for daily purchases available to use by foreigners without a local ...
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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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