Cape Verde: euros or pounds preferred?

edited February 2009 in - General Africa
I have been told I need Euros to take to Cape Verde to change into their Escudos. Does anyone know if this right or am I able to take British Pounds to exchange there. I have had several conflicting answers to this.

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  • edited 11:22AM
    Correct - you are advised to take Euros, which you can easily change at the airport when you arrive. The money changing booth is open according to flight arrivals. Some shops and taxis accept Euros as payment but you will pay the equivalent of 20% more.

    Pounds can be changed only at banks in town, but there are long queues and you will waste time. You will be able to draw local currency via the ATMs using your Visa or similar. There are 3 ATMs in town.
  • edited 11:22AM
    I am going to Boavista in March. I understand there are no ATMs there. Can I take CVE into the country and if so how many?
  • edited 11:22AM
    Thank you Lebowski for the information I will get my Euros to take with me.
    Raymar
  • edited 11:22AM
    Is it better to take US Dollars or Euros to Cape Verde ??
  • edited 11:22AM
    As above, Euros are the preferred currency in Cape Verde.
  • edited 11:22AM
    Thank you...I took Euros used them anywhere and everywhere and no problems......Raymar
  • edited 11:22AM
    Thanks. That information is just what I needed to know'
  • edited 11:22AM
    As a European National is a visa required to enter Cape Verde?
  • edited 11:22AM
    I am going to Cape Verde in April and want to know what can i get for 20 euros, ie, will that buy me 2 drinks or a 3 course meal ?
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