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Money and duty free for St Kitts And Nevis

Currency and Money

Currency information

Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD; symbol EC$) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of EC$100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of EC$1, and 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents. US Dollars are also legal tender on the islands.

The Eastern Caribbean Dollar is tied to the US Dollar.

Credit cards

All major cards are widely accepted. ATMs are widely available.


ATMs are widely available.

Travellers cheques

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

Banking hours

Mon-Thurs 0800-1400, Fri 0800-1600.

Currency restrictions

There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currency, provided it is declared upon arrival.

Currency exchange

Most major currencies can be exchanged at banks on the islands.

St Kitts And Nevis duty free


The following goods may be imported into St Kitts and Nevis by travellers aged 18 and over without incurring customs duty:

• 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
• 1.5L of wine or spirits.
• Goods to the value of EC$400 for residents who have been abroad for more than seven days.

Banned Imports

Prohibited and restricted imports include pornography, drugs, firearms, hazardous waste and ozone-depleting substances.

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