15) What currency do I need to take with me?

If you're not sure which currency you need for the country you're visiting, take a look at our Currency Guide for details.

Just so you know, some currencies have restrictions. Please see below for further information:

Dominican Republic
The official currency of the Dominican Republic is the Dominican Republic Peso, but as US Dollars are widely accepted in tourist areas, we recommend taking both. All major credit cards are accepted and will be processed in the local currency unless you choose otherwise. Travellers' Cheques aren't recommended. 

Cape Verde
The official currency of Cape Verde is the Cape Verdean Escudo. It's a 'non-convertible' currency, which means you can only buy it within Cape Verde and you can't bring it into, or take it out of, the country. We recommend you take Euros as they are widely accepted in tourist areas. MasterCard isn't accepted on the island and credit and debit cards are rarely used, even for ATM transactions. Travellers Cheques aren't recommended. 

Mexico
The offical currency of Mexico is the Mexican Peso. US Dollars are also widely used in tourist areas, so we recommend taking both. All major credit cards are accepted and will be processed in the local currency unless you choose otherwise. Travellers' Cheques aren't recommended. 

Morocco
The currency in Morocco is the Moroccon Dirham. However, it's a 'non-convertible' currency, which means you can only buy it within Morocco and you can't bring it into, or take it out of the country. We recommend you take Sterling and buy Dirhams once you've arrived in Morocco. Most major credit areas are accepted and will be charged in the local currency. Travellers' Cheques aren't recommended. 

Tunisia
The currency in Tunisia is the Tunisian Dinar. However, it's a 'non-convertible' currency, which means you can only buy it in Tunisia, and you can't bring it into, or take it out of the country. We recommend you take Sterling and buy Dinars once you've arrived in Tunisia. Most major credit cards are accepted and will be charged in the local currency. Travellers' Cheques aren't recommended.