Country and Currency Information

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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

Saturday 22 July 2017 10:57am
Latest update: Summary - Kos Airport is fully operational and expects to operate a full service from Saturday 22 July. Ferry services are being diverted to other ports on the island of Kos, given damage to the main port. If you have concerns about flights or ferry services, please contact your airline, ferry company or tour operator.

Monday 17 July 2017 2:10pm
Summary - there are reports of wild fires across Italy; some areas have been evacuated; for real time information on the status of forest fires, visit the website of the Civil Protection Department

Thursday 20 July 2017 5:20pm
Latest update: Summary – removal of information on possible terror threat to Scotland v’s England football match on 19 July; Entry requirements section (Travelling with children) – Dutch border authorities have strengthened their precautions against child abduction; parents travelling in sole charge of their children are regularly stopped for further checks at Schiphol airport and occasionally prevented from boarding flights; you should carry a signed authorisation form for travelling abroad with a minor

Tuesday 18 July 2017 7:23pm
Natural Disasters section: Forest fires

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