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. 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

Monday 25 January 2021 12:47pm
Updated information on landing ban between UK and Austria; the ban has now been extended until 7 February 2021 ('Summary' and 'Entry requirements' pages)

Monday 25 January 2021 3:25pm
Removal of information on restrictions in Ida-Viru and Harju Counties (‘Coronavirus’ page).

Saturday 23 January 2021 7:19pm
Updated information regarding the extension of existing safety measures until 21 February 2021 ('Coronavirus' page)

Monday 25 January 2021 6:39pm
Update to information relating to special needs schools reopening, and changes to ski resorts being permitted to open for those who possess a negative Covid-19 test which is no more than 24 hours old (‘Coronavirus’ and 'Safety and Security' pages).

Monday 25 January 2021 8:47pm
People travelling from the UK now require a negative PCR test to enter Montenegro (‘Summary’, ‘Coronavirus’ and ‘Entry Requirements’ pages).

(This information was still current on the GOV.UK website 30 minutes ago)