Country and Currency Information

Eurozone
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Time Zone (GMT):+0 to +2
Population:Combined: 332,839,084
Eurozone Information:Euro Member States: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain

Also: Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino & Vatican City
Currency:Euro = 100 cents
Currency Code:EUR
Banknote Denominations:5 / 10 / 20 / 50 / 100 / 200 / 500
Exchangeable Currencies:All major
* Lowest Returnable Note:5
Additional Information:The Europa series is the second series of Euro banknotes starting with the 5 Euro in 2013, 10 Euro in 2014, 20 Euro in 2015 and 50 Euro in 2017. The 100 Euro and 200 Euro banknotes of the Europa series are planned to be introduced in 2018 when issuance of the 500 Euro will be stopped. 500 Euro notes cannot be purchased from British Bureau de Changes

* When selling currency back to most bureaux. Coins are generally NOT returnable.

GOV.UK Travel Advice

Austria
Tuesday 21 November 2017 12:07pm
Summary – there may be increased security in place over the Christmas and New Year period, including at Christmas markets and other major events that might attract large crowds; you should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities

Belgium
Tuesday 21 November 2017 11:25am
Summary – there may be increased security in place over the Christmas and New Year period, including at Christmas markets and other major events that might attract large crowds; you should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities

France
Tuesday 21 November 2017 11:16am
Summary – there may be increased security in place over the Christmas and New Year period, including at Christmas markets and other major events that might attract large crowds; you should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities

Germany
Tuesday 21 November 2017 12:05pm
Summary – there may be increased security in place over the Christmas and New Year period, including at Christmas markets and other major events that might attract large crowds; you should be vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities

Italy
Tuesday 21 November 2017 11:59am
Summary – there may be increased security in place over the Christmas and New Year period, including at Christmas markets and other major events that might attract large crowds; you should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities

Netherlands
Tuesday 21 November 2017 12:09pm
Summary – there may be increased security in place over the Christmas and New Year period, including at Christmas markets and other major events that might attract large crowds; you should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities

Spain
Tuesday 21 November 2017 9:46am
Latest update: Summary - Liverpool FC take on Sevilla in the UEFA Champions League group stage on Tuesday 21 November 2017; see our information and advice page for travelling fans.

(This information was still current on the GOV.UK website 13 minutes ago)


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