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Money & duty free for Democratic Republic of Congo


Franc Congolais (CDF) = 100 centimes. Owing to the precarious nature of the economy, the denominations of the currency are subject to rapid change.


Credit cards: 

The use of MasterCard and Visa is limited to Kinshasa's major hotels. Credit cards cannot be used to obtain cash advances at banks.

Travellers cheques: 

Not recommended. Commission fees are very high, and traveller's cheques are not accepted outside Kinshasa.

Banking hours: 

Mon-Fri 0800-1130.

Currency restriction: 

The import and export of local currency is prohibited. The import of foreign currency is limited to US$10,000 and the export of foreign currency is unlimited.ited.