Money & duty free for Comoros

Exchange rates:

Comoros Franc
€1 = KMF492.29
£1 = KMF595.98
US$1 = KMF356.49

Currency & Money

Currency information

Comoros Franc (KMF) = 100 centimes. Notes are in denominations of KMF10,000, 5,000, 2,500, 1,000 and 500. Coins are in denominations of KMF20, 10, 5, 2 and 1, and 20 centimes. The Comoros Franc is part of the French Monetary Area and Euros and US Dollars are also commonly used. The Comoros Franc is tied to the Euro.

Credit cards

There is limited acceptance of most international credit cards (mainly in hotels). Some hotels and restaurants will accept foreign currencies, mostly Euros and US Dollars. Change may be given in local currency.

Travellers cheques

The Banque d'Industrie et Commerce (BIC) (also known as the Banque Internationale des Comores) is the only bank that will change traveller's cheques. There is no blanket policy on hotels accepting traveller's cheques and travellers are advised to contact hotels individually.

To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in Euros.

Banking hours

Mon-Thurs 0730-1300; Fri 0730-1100.

Currency restriction

There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currency.

Currency exchange

Foreign currency may be exchanged in banks in the towns. Banking facilities are very limited on the other islands.

Comoros duty free

The following goods may be imported into the Comoros by persons 18 years of age and over without incurring customs duty:

• 400 cigarettes or 100 cigars or 500g of tobacco.
• 1 bottle of alcoholic beverage.
• 1 bottle of perfume.

Banned imports

Plants or soil, except on presentation of an import permit issued from the Comoros Agriculture Department, together with a phytosanitary certificate of the place of origin.

Edited by Jane Duru
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