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arriving at midnight on a saturday - how to exchange euros?

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Coimbra, Portugal
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arriving at midnight on a saturday - how to exchange euros?

I will be arriving Dakar on a saturday, around midnight. I will have to take a taxi to my hotel. Where and how can I get CFA enough? Any exchange offices at the airport? Any ATM machines?I will have some euros and my debit and credit card with me, what should i use?.

Kampala, Uganda
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1. Re: arriving at midnight on a saturday - how to exchange euros?

Exchange shop open 24hours at the airport and also ATM my machines on arrival gates also note that the ATM accepts vicar card only..

Amsterdam, The...
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2. Re: arriving at midnight on a saturday - how to exchange euros?

the atm at the airport also used to take maestro

Coimbra, Portugal
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3. Re: arriving at midnight on a saturday - how to exchange euros?

thank you both

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dakar
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5. Re: arriving at midnight on a saturday - how to exchange euros?

Hi Jmpff, it is very simple to change your money, either by the machines at the airport or you can ask the authorities at the airport. Be-careful with the advice you got here as some of them are opportunist.

Coimbra, Portugal
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6. Re: arriving at midnight on a saturday - how to exchange euros?

well, i am already in Dakar and what i can say is: yes, it is easy to exchange. At the airport, there is a exchange counter, where i did exchanged some euros. Rate: 655 FCFA for each euro, the same i found in all the exchange bureaus

I believe the rate at ATM can be 655.967, official rate, but usually there are taxes you have to pay to your bank...

Exchange rate at banks happens to be worst, because, even if they say they pay 655.967, at the end the charge you a 2%(?) comission, plus some tax, so you get only about 648 or something.

So, exchange bureaus, at the aiport or in town are the best deals, for me.

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