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Money & duty free for Tuvalu


Australian and Tuvaluan currency are both in use, but transactions over A$1 are always conducted in Australian Dollars. For details of Australian Dollar denominations and exchange rates, see the Australia section.


Tuvaluan Dollar (TVD; symbol TV$) = 100 cents. Coins are in denominations of TV$1, and 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 cents.

Credit cards: 

Credit cards are not accepted, but MasterCard may be used at the National Bank of Tuvalu for cash advances.

Travellers cheques: 

Australian Dollars are recommended.

Banking hours: 

Mon-Thurs 0930-1300, Fri 0830-1200.

Currency restriction: 

There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currency.