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Money and duty free for Luxembourg

Currency and Money

Currency information

Euro (€) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of €2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents. In practice, higher domination notes (above €100) are rarely seen in circulation; 1 and 2 cent coins are regarded as a nuisance and rarely used.

Credit cards

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa and other major credit cards are all widely accepted. Many retailers require a minimum (eg €10-25) before accepting credit/debit cards. If paying with a credit card you will need to know your 4- or 6-digit PIN code in order to authorise payments.

ATM

ATMs are very common, and located in all but the smallest villages. Most are linked up to all international networks (CIRRUS etc) and will accept most international cards.

Travellers cheques

Travellers’ cheques are becoming less widely accepted than they once were. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in Euros. Using cash obtained from an ATM with a credit/bank card can work out as a cheaper alternative.

Banking hours

Generally Mon-Fri 0900-1630, with some opening on Saturday. Hours vary from one bank to the next.

Currency restrictions

There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currency if arriving from or travelling to another EU country. If you travelling to or arriving from a country outside the EU, amounts greater than €10,000 - including banker’s drafts and cheques of any kind - must be declared.

Currency exchange

Foreign currencies, traveller's cheques and cheques can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change, the airport and some major hotels (generally at a less advantageous rate). Check commission charges carefully before deciding where to change money, as these can vary greatly from one outlet to the next.

Luxembourg duty free

Overview

Luxembourg is within the European Union. If you are travelling from the UK, you are entitled to bring in fragrances, cosmetics, Champagne, wine, selected spirits, beer, fashion accessories, gifts and souvenirs.

If you are travelling from within the EU, there is no limit on the amount or value of goods you may import, providing your goods are for personal consumption. Goods imported for commercial purposes are subject to duty and the following guideline amounts are in place to determine whether this is the case:

• 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 cigars or 1kg of tobacco.
• 10L of spirits over 22% volume, 20L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume, 90L of wine (no more than 60L of sparkling wine) and 110L of beer.

Nationals arriving from a non-EU country, the following goods may be imported into Luxembourg by travellers over 17 years of age without incurring customs duty:

• 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
• 4L of wine and 16L of beer and 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume.
• Other goods (this includes perfume, tea or coffee) up to the value of €430 for air and sea travellers and €300 for other travellers.

Banned Imports

You can't import living animals or products of wild flora and fauna which originate from outside the EEA or Switzerland. International restrictions on narcotics, firearms, eggs, and endangered species apply.

Banned Exports

International restrictions on the movement of narcotics, firearms and endangered species apply. There are also restrictions on the export of cultural goods such as antiques or works of art.