Money in Algeria

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Banking hours: Sun-Thurs 0900-1530.

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Credit cards:

Credit cards are generally only accepted in urban areas. There are two or three functioning ATMs in Algiers, but they can not be relied upon. Payment in cash is always preferred.
Currency information:

Dinar (DZD) = 100 centimes. Notes are in denominations of DZD1,000, 500, 200, 100 and 50. Coins are in denominations of DZD100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 centimes.

Note: Because of the very strict adherence of the authorities to these regulations, visitors are strongly advised not to be associated with the black market, which tends to concentrate on the Euro and portable electronics.

Currency restrictions:

There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currency. The export of foreign currency must not exceed the amount declared on arrival.

Travellers cheques:

Accepted only in top-class (4-star and above) hotels, government-run craft (souvenir) shops and in certain establishments. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in US Dollars or Euros.