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Last updated : Nov 2009
Czech Republic Currency
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Koruna (Kc) or Crown = 100 haler.

Notes are in Kc5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20. Coins are in Kc50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1, and 50, 20 and 10 hellers.

Currency exchange service

Foreign currency and travellers cheques can be exchanged at all banks and at authorised exchange offices, main hotels and road border crossings.

Credit and debit cards

Major cards such as American Express, Visa, Diners Club, MasterCard and others may be used to exchange currency and are also accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.

Check with your credit or debit card company for details of acceptability and other services, which may be available.

Travellers cheques

Travellers cheques are accepted. To avoid extra exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take travellers cheques in Euros, Pounds Sterling or US Dollars.

Exchange rate indicators

The following figures are included as a guide to the movements of the Koruna against Sterling and the US Dollar:
 
Date Nov’07
£1.00=
38.65098
$1.00=
18.54200
 
Currency restrictions

The export and import of local currency is limited to Kc200,000 or 10 golden coins. The import and export of foreign currency is unlimited.

Banking hours

Banking hours are usually Monday to Friday 08:00-18:00 hours. Some banks may close early on Fridays.
Useful travel links
Oanda International currency and foreign exchange services
VISA ATM Locator location of any ATM that accepts VISA cards