Equatorial Guinea travel information: Money
This advice has been reviewed in full; Safety and security section (Road travel) - visitors should expect increased disruption to travel and extra police checks focused on the main highway between Malabo airport and the conference centre area in Sipopo, due to events centred on the ‘Year of Energy’; Local laws and customs section - the police have introduced random breathalyser testing for drivers
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 15 Oct 2019.
It is not possible to use credit cards except at the major airline offices (Air France, Iberia and Lufthansa) and some hotels (Hilton, Sofitel). The local currency is the Central African Franc (CFA), issued by the Banque des Etats de L’Afrique Centrale (BEAC). This is not the same Central African Franc as issued by the Banque des Etats de L’Afrique Ouest (BEAOC) which is not legal tender in Equatorial Guinea. There are only a limited number of ATMs available, located in Malabo and Bata. Not all of these accept international credit and debit cards. Euros, Pound Sterling and US Dollars are the preferred currencies for exchange at local banks.
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