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Single European currency the Euro.

The Euro is now the official currency of 15 EU member states including Finland. The first Euro coins and notes were introduced in January 2002, the Finnish Markka was still in circulation until 28 February 2002, when it was completely replaced by the Euro.

Euro (€) = 100 cents.

Notes are in denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of €2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

Currency exchange

Foreign currency and travellers cheques can be exchanged in the banks and at bureaux de change at ports, stations and airports.

Credit & debit cards

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa enjoy wide acceptance, as well as Eurocheque cards.

Check with your credit or debit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available. Up-to-date information is available in Helsinki from American Express (telephone number: (9) 6132 0400) or Diners Club (telephone number: (9) 693 991).

Travellers cheques

Travellers cheques are also accepted in banks and in some shops. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take travellers cheques in Euros, Pounds Sterling or US Dollars.

Currency restrictions

Unrestricted import of local and foreign currency. Export of local and foreign currency is limited to the amount imported for non-residents, and to €1,682 or equivalent for the residents.

Exchange rate indicators

The following figures are included as a guide to the movements of the Euro against Sterling and the US Dollar:
 
Date Nov '07
£1.00=
1.43635
$1.00=
0.68904
 

Banking hours

Monday-Friday 0915-1615 hrs.

Useful travel links
AMEX Travellers Cheques information on Amex travellers cheques
Oanda International currency and foreign exchange services
Travellers Cheques Visa information on Visa travellers cheques
Universal Currency Converter online foreign exchange and currency
VISA ATM Locator location of any ATM that accepts VISA cards