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Guinea

Money & costs

Money

US dollars, euros and West African CFA francs are easily changed; rates are usually best in Conakry. Black-market dealers, widely used throughout Guinea, give better rates, and some even take travellers cheques. They are your only option to convert francs back into hard currency. Bicigui bank branches in most cities advance cash from Visa cards; its central Conakry branch has an ATM that accepts Visa cards.