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.

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Friday 14 August 2020 9:31pm
Revised information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) risk category of regions (‘Entry requirements’ page)

Friday 14 August 2020 11:29am
Addition of information about the use of facemasks in public places ('Coronavirus' page) and quarantine requirements when entering Finland ('Entry requirements' page)

Friday 14 August 2020 12:41pm
Update to information link on quarantine requirements ('Entry requirements' page)

Friday 14 August 2020 10:42pm
Updated information about local restrictions for the 15 August holiday period (‘Coronavirus’ page)

Friday 14 August 2020 4:58pm
Addition of information on the resumption of sailings by Italian flagged cruise ships ('Coronavirus' page) and update to information on coronavirus (COVID-19) compulsory tests for travellers returning from certain countries ('Entry requirements' page)

Friday 14 August 2020 3:31pm
Addition of information on introduction of self-isolation requirements for UK travellers from 14 August ('Summary' and 'Entry requirements' pages)

Friday 14 August 2020 5:42pm
Update to information on entry restrictions during coronavirus (COVID-19) and editorial changes ('Summary' and 'Entry requirements' pages)

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