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UT LET’S T ALK ABO MONEY! Effective January 1, 2002, Euro bank notes (paper money) and coins became available for general use. On March 1, 2002, the Euro officially replaced the present currencies as legal tender. Austria Italy Belgium Luxembourg The 15 countries converted Cyprus Malta to the Euro are: France Netherlands Finland Portugal Germany Republic of Ireland Greece Slovenia Spain The Czech Republic Romania Countries keeping their Denmark Scotland own currencies are: England Slovakia Hungary Sweden Northern Ireland Switzerland Norway Ukraine Poland Wales Merchants in these countries may be willing to accept Euro but it is not wise to plan on it. If you would like to monitor exchange rates, they are listed in The Wall Street Journal and other major Should you take newspapers. cash, travelers You can also get them from banks checks, ATM and/or and on numerous Internet web credit cards? sites. Information on the reverse side will help you decide. It is a good idea to obtain small amounts of Euro (and any other currencies you need) before you leave on tour, so you can familiarize yourself with the currencies you will be using. This also gives you available cash for incidental expenses when you arrive. You can check our website at www.wittetravel.com for information on ordering foreign currency, or your bank may be able to order it for you. ATM machines are becoming more Credit cards reduce prevalent in Europe, both in large urban areas the need to carry as much cash. Major credit and in smaller cities and towns. ATMs are cards such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express usually the least expensive and most efficient and Diners Club are widely accepted in Europe. Just way to obtain cash as you travel. Whatever as in the U.S., not all stores or restaurants accept country you are in, the ATMs will dispense that credit cards and some stores accept them only for country’s currency at that day’s rate of purchases above a certain amount. exchange. We recommend that you use your credit card Traveler’s checks are still a safe way to whenever possible when traveling in Eastern carry funds, but the cost to convert them into Europe—the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and foreign currency at banks and exchange offices Slovakia. A minimum purchase may apply. This is quite high. Also, many stores will not accept reduces the need for local currencies. If you do need traveler’s checks. cash, obtain only small amounts since these currencies are usually not accepted for exchange with other currencies. Be sure to advise your credit card companies you will be using your credit card outside of the United States. You may find it convenient to bring a small supply of American money for use at U.S. airports. U.S. currency is also sometimes accepted at foreign airports. The fee for converting U.S. currency at banks and exchange offices in Europe is often as high as for traveler’s checks. Exchange facilities for traveler’s checks and U.S. currency are available at most airports and banks. Never purchase currency from someone who approaches you on the street. S:Group\Forms\Let’s Talk About Money!
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