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Money and duty free for British Virgin Islands

Currency and Money

Currency information

US Dollar (USD; symbol US$) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of US$100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. Coins are in denominations of US$1 and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.

Credit cards

Major credit cards are accepted in some establishments. There are ATMs in Tortola and Virgin Gorda.


There are ATMs in Tortola and Virgin Gorda.

Travellers cheques

Accepted in most places, particularly US Dollar cheques. All cheques are liable to a 10c stamp duty.

Banking hours

Mon-Thurs 0900-1500/1600, Fri 0900-1700.

Currency restrictions

The import of any currency is limited to the equivalent of US$9,999.

British Virgin Islands duty free


The following goods may be imported by travellers over 18 years of age without incurring customs duty:

• 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 230g of tobacco.
• 0.95L of wine or spirits.

Banned Imports

Prohibited and restricted goods include firearms, air guns, motorcycles with 125cc engines or bigger, caravans, jet skis, motor vehicles weighing over 5,000kg and video game machines.

Banned Exports

The list of prohibited and restricted exports is identical to the list of prohibited and restricted imports.

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