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Currency, Exchange, Credit Cards, ATMs in Virgin Islands, British

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The official currency of British Virgin Islands is US dollar, divided into 100 cents. Notes come in denominations of $100, $50, $20, $10, $5, $2 and $1. Coins are in denominations of $1 and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.

Foreign Currency Exchange

Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks. The rates are often worse than you can find elsewhere in the world, so it is best to exchange foreign currencies to US dollar before arriving in British Virgin Islands.


Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) can be found in Road Town (Tortola) and Spanish Town (Virgin Gorda). There are no ATMs on other islands. The machines work on international networks, such as Cirrus and Plus, and are a convenient way to obtain cash through credit card cash advance or withdrawal from your bank account. All ATMs in BVI dispense only US dollars.

Credit Cards

Many businesses accept credit cards in BVI, particularly on Tortola and Virgin Gorda. Cards that are most often accepted are Visa and MasterCard. It should be noted that there are still plenty of establishments in BVI that only accept cash.

Traveler's Checks

Traveler's checks are accepted at many places. Recommended are checks in US dollars.

Banking Hours

Typically banks are open from 9:00am to 4:00pm - 5:00pm, Monday to Thursday, and 9:00am to 5:pm on Fridays.

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