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Last updated : Nov 2009
Lebanon Currency
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The Lebanese Pound is the official currency in Lebanon.

1 Lebanese Pound (LBP) = 100 piastres.

Notes are in denominations of LBP 100,000, 50,000, 20,000, 10,000, 5000, 1000, 500, 250 and 100.

Coins are in denominations of LBP 500, 250, 100 and 50.

Credit & debit cards

All major credit cards are widely accepted. It is advised to check with your credit or debit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available.

Travellers cheques

There is a limited acceptance with travellers cheques as major banks only accept certain types of travellers cheques. Travellers cheques also require up to 2 weeks to clear and are therefore generally not recommended.

Currency Exchange

There are a large number of banks in Beirut where international currencies can be converted. Several licensed exchange shops also operate and some hotels offer exchange services. United States Dollars are easiest and do not need to be exchanged as they are accepted even in small shops.

Exchange rate indicators

The following figures should be perceived as a guide to the movements of the Lebanese Pound against the US Dollar and UK Pounds Sterling:
     
 
Date Nov’07
UK £1.00=
3,185.81
US $1.00=
1,528.33
 
     
Currency restrictions

There are no restrictions on the export or import of local or foreign currency.

Banking hours

Banks are generally open Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 2.00 pm, Saturday 8.00 am to 12.30 pm. Some banks stay open until 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
 
 
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