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The currency in Namibia is the Namibia Dollar, which is fixed to and equals the South African Rand. The Namibia Dollar and South African Rand are the only legal tender in Namibia and can be used freely to purchase goods and services. The Namibia Dollar, how-ever, is not legal tender in South Africa.

Traveller's cheques and foreign currency can be exchanged during normal banking hours at any of the commercial banks, which are well represented throughout the country, and at any Bureau de Change, usually open from 8:00 - 17:00 on weekdays and from 8:00 - 13:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. There is also a Bureau de Change service at Hosea Kutako International Airport.

International Visa, Diners Club, American Express and MasterCard credit cards are generally accepted, while the Speedpoint and ATM facilities assure quick and efficient service.

Holders of other cards are advised to clarify whether their card is acceptable in Namibia with a commercial bank. Visitors may bring any amount of foreign currency into the country. Further information and assistance can be obtained from any commercial bank.

SWIFT, the international funds transfer system owned by and serving the financial community worldwide, operates at commercial banks in Namibia.

Note: No credit cards are accepted at petrol service stations