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Money and duty free for Saba

Currency and Money

Currency information

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

The US Dollar replaced The Netherlands Antilles Guilder or Florin as the currency of Saba on 1 January 2011.

Credit cards

Mastercard and Visa are accepted in larger establishments.

ATM

There are two ATMs in Saba. One is at the Royal Bank of Trinidad and Tobago in Windwardside; the other is at Windward Island Bank, located in The Bottom.

Travellers cheques

To avoid additional exchange rate charges, US Dollars are recommended.

Banking hours

Mon-Fri 0830-1530.

Currency restrictions

There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currency. Sums exceeding the equivalent of 10,000 US$ need to be declared.

Currency exchange

There are three banks on the island.

Saba duty free

Overview

The following items may be imported into Saba by travellers over 17 years of age (tobacco products) or over 18 years of age (alcohol) without incurring customs duty:

• 200 cigarettes or 50 cigarillos or 25 cigars or 125g of tobacco.
• 1L of spirits over 22%; or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% and 2L of non-sparkling wine and 8L of beer.
• Gifts up to a value of US$500 (or US$150 for children under 15).