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Money and duty free for Martinique

Currency and Money

Currency information

The Euro is the official currency for the French Overseas Departments (Départements d'outre-mer), French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. For further details, see France section. US Dollars are also accepted in some places.

Credit cards

American Express, Diners Club and Visa are accepted in the major tourist areas. Mastercard has limited acceptance. Cards can also be used in ATMs.

ATM

Cards can also be used in ATMs.

Travellers cheques

Accepted in most places, and may qualify for discounts on luxury items. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in Euros or US Dollars.

Banking hours

Mon-Fri 0800-1200 and 1430-1630.

Currency restrictions

There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currency. However, amounts exceeding €10,000 or equivalent must be declared if travelling from or to a country outside the European Union.

Currency exchange

All major currencies can be exchanged at banks and bureaux de change.

Martinique duty free

Overview

The following items may be imported into Martinique by travellers over the age of 17:

• 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
• 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of spirits up to 22% volume.
• 4L of wine.
• 16L of beer.
• Goods up to the value of €1,000 if arriving from mainland France or another EU country.
• Goods up to the value of €430 if arriving from a non-EU country (or €150 for children under 15).

Banned Imports

Unauthorised firearms, counterfeit goods, plants and flowers, and endangered species.

Banned Exports

Unauthorised firearms and endangered species.

You must obtain an authorisation certificate to export goods of cultural value.