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Travellers checks

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New Jersey
posts: 15
reviews: 66
Travellers checks

We will pay with credit cards where possible.

What should we do about extra cash? Should we take travellers checks?



Panama City, Panama
posts: 5,790
reviews: 78
1. Re: Travellers checks

No don't take travelers checks, businesses and vendors do not like to take them as the banks hold them for 30 days. There was been much discussion on here lately about this subject. I suggest visa and mc and getting cash advances when you need more $$.

Destination Expert
for Jaco, Bocas Town
posts: 3,849
reviews: 122
2. Re: Travellers checks

Do a search on this forum on Travelers Checks and you will get a ton of hits

Bocas del Toro
posts: 316
3. Re: Travellers checks

I was told today that Banco Nacional, the only bank in Bocas, no longer accepts traveler's checks, even if deposited in one of their customer's account....

Bocas Del Toro
posts: 2
reviews: 1
4. Re: Travellers checks

DO NOT bring Travellers checks, you will hate yourself for doing it.

posts: 108
reviews: 103
5. Re: Travellers checks

Leave your Amex behind too, many businesses do not accept it. You will be happy with MC or VS.

Tucson, Arizona
Destination Expert
for Quito, Ecuador
posts: 7,551
reviews: 84
6. Re: Travellers checks

There was a thread about this on the Ecuador forum a couple days ago. Here's something I posted:

"Out of curiousity I went to AmEx's Web site. There's a handy button for locating exchanges in any country you input http://www.aetclocator.com/us/ There were NONE in either Quito or Guayaquil.

The lesson learned: If you plan to take cheques overseas, find out first if there are any exchanges in the country!"

Here's the whole thread if you're curious: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294308-i2254-k417…

7. Re: Travellers checks

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