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Acceptable currency at Shanghai Pudong airport

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Acceptable currency at Shanghai Pudong airport

My son will soon be changing flights at Shanghai Pudong (Air New Zealand to Virgin, not sure which terminal that is) and will be there for two or three hours. He would like to buy something to eat and we cant find any information about what currency is accepted in the food outlets. He will have NZ dollars and sterling. Would a small withdrawal at an ATM be best? Thanks.

Sherbrooke, Canada
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1. Re: Acceptable currency at Shanghai Pudong airport

Chinese currency.

There are plenty of ATMs.

NNJ
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2. Re: Acceptable currency at Shanghai Pudong airport

Or just use cc.

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3. Re: Acceptable currency at Shanghai Pudong airport

Rmb only! You'll ge stung for fees changing a small amount or at the ATM so it's much of a muchness! My bet is on he has a Burger King

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4. Re: Acceptable currency at Shanghai Pudong airport

Ask friends and family who travel to China for biz or pleasure if they have a small amount of RMB left over from past trips you can purchase from them for your son's use.

Or buy some at your local bank that sells small amounts of Chinese currency.

You are doing this for his convenience, not to get the best rate/exchange.

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