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. The 500 Euro remains legal tender but is no longer being issued. 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
Monday 19 April 2021 6:03pm
Updated information on Belgian entry requirements: end of non-essential travel ban for travel to and from EU and Schengen countries (travel is still strongly discouraged). British nationals who are not resident in Belgium or an EU/Schengen country will only be permitted entry for essential reasons. ('Summary' and 'Entry requirements' pages)

Greece
Monday 19 April 2021 7:09pm
Updated information on entry requirements for UK travellers. ('Summary' and ‘Entry requirements’ pages)

Portugal
Monday 19 April 2021 7:21pm
Updated information on deconfinement measures and entry requirements (‘Summary,’ ‘Coronavirus’ and ‘Entry requirements’ pages)

Montenegro
Monday 19 April 2021 2:03pm
New information on COVID-19 measures in Montenegro and updated information entry restrictions ('Coronavirus' and 'Entry requirements' pages)

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