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Currency: Dominican Republic Peso (peso) = 100 centavos. Notes are in denominations of peso – 2000, 1000, 500, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of 1 and 5 pesos.

Currency Exchange: The peso is not available outside the Dominican Republic. Currencies of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, UK, USA and Venezuela may be converted into local currency.

At departure, up to 30 per cent of the exchanged currency can be reconverted into US Dollars at any bank, provided original receipts are shown. All exchange must be done through official dealers such as banks and hotels approved by the Central Bank.

Credit & Debit Cards: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are all accepted. Check with your credit or debit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available.

Travelers Cheques: Travelers cheques are accepted by some banks. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to take travelers cheques in US Dollars.

Currency Restrictions: The import and export of local currency is prohibited; the import of foreign banknotes is allowed provided they are declared on arrival. Foreign currencies up to the amount imported and declared may also be exported. The import and export of travelers cheques is unlimited.

Banking Hours: Mon-Fri 0800-1800. Some Banks are open for business on Saturdays until mid-day.

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