The best part is you can do it at the touch of a button have your order delivered directly to your front door (with next day delivery available) or order online and pickup your money from your local Travelex store. Getting your foreign currency has never been easier.
The introduction of the Euro has led to a whole host of countries using the same currency, which makes it much simpler for you when you are traveling throughout Europe. The Euro coin is made up of 100 cents, although depending on which country you are visiting you might notice regional variations in how it is written. For example, in Germany you might see “Teuro”, while in Italy you might see it written as “Neuro”. Don’t worry though; you can use “Teuro” and “Neuro” coins and notes in any of the other countries that use the Euro!
Euros are minted in €2, €1, fifty-cent, twenty-cent, ten-cent, five-cent, two-cent and one-cent coins, and banknotes in €500, €200, €100, €50, €20, €10 and €5 denominations (1).
History of the Euro
It may be incredibly convenient to only bring one type of currency with you to Europe, but it didn’t used to be this way. Before the Euro, each country had its own currency: France had the Franc, Spain had the Peseta, and Italy had the Lira.
The Euro was officially put into circulation on January 1st, 2002 but was introduced three years earlier in an electric form to support a careful transition into the new currency. Some of the countries that do not use the Euro include Switzerland (Swiss Franc), Turkey (Turkish Lira) and Poland (Polish Zloty) (1).
Europe is an exciting and diverse landmass. To the north is the picture perfect Scandinavia, while to the south is sunny Spain the mouth-watering meals of Italy. You can travel through Europe by plane, train, and road transport; once you are on the continent you might as well take the time to explore.
US citizens can generally travel into Europe without a visa, but there are still a number of requirements for entry into each country. Check with the appropriate agencies to find out the specific requirements for the country or countries you are due to visit.
Why Buy from Travelex?
Travelex is the world’s largest retail foreign exchange specialist. You can find us in over 1000 locations worldwide, principally located in airports and tourist locations in over 100 airports, across 25 countries.
Travelex is committed to offering the best possible overall price in the United States on your foreign currency purchase.