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Currency, Exchange, Credit Cards, ATMs in Trinidad and Tobago

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Currency

The official currency of Trinidad and Tobago is Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (code TTD; symbol TT$) which is divided into 100 cents. Notes come in denominations of TT$100, TT$20, TT$10, TT$5 and TT$1. Coins are in denominations of 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.

Foreign Currency Exchange

Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, some hotels or foreign money exchange office at the Port of Spain airport. The best rates are offered for US dollars. Usually hotels give the worse exchange rate, the best is offered at banks. Although many stores will accept US dollars, changing them to TT dollars first is typically more economical.

Visitors should not exchange money on the black market.

ATMs

Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are available and work on international networks such as Cirrus and Plus. Foreign travelers can use their credit cards to obtain cash through the cash advance or use debit cards to withdraw cash from their bank account. Some ATMs also dispense cash in US dollars.

Credit Cards

Many merchants in Trinidad and Tobago accept credit cards, although the usage is mostly limited to Visa and MasterCard. Credit cards can be used at banks to get a cash advance (you will need to show your passport).

Traveler's Checks

Travelers checks are widely accepted in Trinidad and Tobago. Recommended are checks in US dollars, but checks in euros, pounds sterling and Canadian dollars are also accepted. Larger banks usually give better exchange rates, while hotels tend to offer the worse rates. A fee for cashing a check usually applies.

Banking Hours

Typically banks are open from 8:00am to 2:00pm, Monday to Thursday, and 9:00am to 12:pm and 3:00pm to 5:00pm on Fridays.


Current Trinidad and Tobago Dollar Rates

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