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Currency, Exchange, Credit Cards, ATMs in Slovakia

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Currency

The official currency in Slovakia is the Euro (EUR, €). Like in other 'euro zone' countries, the notes come in denominations of €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500. The denominations of coins are: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and €1 and €2.

Currently the 'euro zone' consists of the following European countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. In addition to the above, the euro is officially used in Andorra, Kosovo, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino and Vatican.

Foreign Currency Exchange

Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks or exchange offices. Note that some exchange offices will advertise 'no commission' or great rates, but they will actually try to rip you off if your'e not careful enough (for example good rates or no fees will apply only above a certain amount of money). It's recommended to always ask how much exactly you'll get before you finalize the exchange.

You should never exchange money on the streets approached by people who offer 'bargain' rates, as you may very likely be cheated or robbed.

ATMs

Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), called 'bankomat' are available almost everywhere in Slovakia, with the exception of only small villages. Most ATMs in Slovakia work on major international networks such as Plus or Cirrus.

Credit Cards

Major credit cards, such as Visa and MasterCard (American Express and Diners Club to lesser extend), are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops in bigger cities, but the acceptance in smaller cities or towns is limited.

Traveler's Checks

Traveler's checks can be changed at banks and exchange offices. A commission of at least 1% will usually be charged. Recommended checks are American Express, Thomas Cook or Visa in euros, US dollars or pounds sterling.

Banking Hours

Typically banks are open from 8:00am to 4:00-6:00pm, Monday to Friday.


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