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

Belgium travel advice 2:37pm, 18 June 2018: Latest update: Terrorism section – editorial amendments to factual information on terrorist attacks  

France travel advice 1:58pm, 19 June 2018: Latest update: Summary – addition of information on planned strikes at Air France and its subsidiaries from 23 to 26 June; check with your airline before travelling  

Greece travel advice 4:39pm, 20 June 2018: Latest update: Summary – this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment  

Ireland travel advice 9:55am, 22 June 2018: Latest update: Safety and security section (Road travel) – revised information on road death statistics  

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