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Vanuatu Currency
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The Vatu is the official currency in Vanuatu.

1 Vatu (VUV) = 100 centimes

Notes are in denominations of VUV 200, 500, 1000, and 5000.

Coins are in denominations of VUV 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1.

Australian Dollars are also accepted in some restaurants and shops.

Currency exchange

Exchange facilities are available at trade banks and the airport. It is recommended to exchange foreign currency after arriving in Vanuatu. Australian Dollars are accepted by several shops, restaurants and hotels in Port - Vila, but rarely outside major towns. There are ATM's at the ANZ Bank and supermarket.

Credit & debit cards

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

Travellers cheques

Travellers cheques are hugely accepted.

Exchange rate indicators

The following figures should be perceived as a guide to the movements of the Vatu against the US Dollar and UK Pounds Sterling:
Date At time of publishing
UK £1.00=
VUV 203.021
US $1.00=
VUV 97.500
Currency restrictions

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

Banking hours

Banks are generally open from Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 3.00 pm, except Westpac Bank, which the hours are Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.00 pm.

Bureaux de change are open Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 5.30 pm / 6.00 pm, Saturday to Sunday 8.30 am to 4.00 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