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Bahamas Currency
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The Bahamian Dollar is the official currency in Bahamas.

1 Bahamian Dollar (BSD, symbol B$) = 100 cents

Notes are in denominations of 50 cents and Bd $1, 3, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100.

Coins are in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 15 and 25 cents.

The United States Dollar is accepted as legal tender and has parity with the Bahamian Dollar.

The Bahamian Dollar is tied to the United States Dollar.

Currency exchange

Currency exchange is available in banks and at exchange bureaux and hotels. ATM's are available on the main islands in airport terminals, at banks and casinos and at other convenient locations.

Credit & debit cards

Diners Club, American Express, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted. Please check with your credit or debit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available.

Travellers cheques

To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in United States Dollars.

Exchange rate indicators

The following figures should be perceived as a guide to the movements of the Bahamian Dollar against the US Dollar and UK Pounds Sterling:
Date At time of Publishing
UK £1.00=
US $1.00=
Currency restrictions

Permission is compulsory from the Central Bank of The Bahamas to import local currency, which may be exported up to a maximum of B $70. The export and import of foreign currency is unlimited.

Banking hours

Banks are generally open Monday to Thursday from 9.30 am to 3.00 pm, Fridays 9.30 am to 5.00 pm.
Useful travel links
MasterCard ATM Locator Location of any ATM that accepts MasterCard
Oanda International Currency and foreign exchange services
VISA ATM Locator Location of any ATM that accepts VISA cards