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

Friday 19 July 2019 3:42pm
Latest update: This advice has been reviewed in full, with factual updates to the Safety and security (Road travel) and Local law and customs sections

Saturday 20 July 2019 10:58am
Latest Update: - Summary, removal of information on possible disruption following the Algeria and Senegal African Cup of Nations football tournament in Cairo on the evening of Friday 19 July

Friday 19 July 2019 1:13pm
Summary - a reported 5.1 magnitude earthquake occurred on 19 July in Magoula, Attica region, and was felt strongly in Athens; local authorities are responding; if you’re in the region you should follow the advice of local authorities; further information is available on the Greek General Secretariat for Civil Protection website

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