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Best form of currency?

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Best form of currency?

Please advise as to the best (safest) form of currency for a college student to use in the first trip to Europe. . . Visa card(debit and/or credit)? Travelers'cheques? Thank you for all suggestions!

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1. Re: Best form of currency?

Put your cash in a bank account before you leave home. Get a ATM card if you do not alreay have one.

Bring a (at least one) ATM ( debit) card with you . Known as Bankomat in Austria.

These machines offer 24 hour access to your money at many, many locations throughout Europe,

If you are in a country not on the Euro, local currency will be provided by the machine. A quick, convenient and safe method to get your money.

Check your local banks for those providing lowest fees and for the system they use such as Maestro or Cirrus. Most machines in Europe will accept both systems. A few only one. ÖLabels will be on the machine.

Many travelers prefer to have two such cards to insure no problems.

A visa credit card is probably the most widely accepted card in Europe. Master card next.

Travelers Checks are not accepted in many places.And are really something of the past.

Banks will charge you excessive fees to cash them. Of course nothing available on weekends, Holidays etc.

Why pay a fee to buy them and then another fee to get your money.

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2. Re: Best form of currency?

V! What fantastic advice and information! Thank you so much.