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 10 July 2020 11:26pm
Revised information on requirement to self-isolate for 14 days if you are arriving in Belgium from an area designated as a high risk (red) region. Travellers from Leicester are now required to self-isolate on arrival (‘Entry requirements’ page)

Saturday 11 July 2020 9:22pm
Revised information on entry requirements in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) ('Summary' page)

Saturday 11 July 2020 8:22pm
Update to information on quarantine requirements (‘Coronavirus’ and 'Entry requirements ' pages

Friday 10 July 2020 6:11pm
Updated information on quarantine requirements, ferry services and entry rules in response to coronavirus. ('Summary' ,'Coronavirus' & 'Entry Requirements' pages)

Friday 10 July 2020 4:28pm
Update to information on borders and rules for gatherings ('Summary', 'Coronavirus' and 'Entry requirements' pages)

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