"Packing List" Money/Credit Cards Tip by aliante1981

Money/Credit Cards, Cairo: 3 reviews and 2 photos

Miscellaneous: ATMs and Plastic money: they are the most convenient way to take your money abroad. You get lots of benefits and (almost!!) no problems. You'll get lower exchange rate than if you were to exchane your cash, and you will pay lower commissions than if you came up with a travel cheque. But, above all, you'll get safety: you will not be crying over money lost forever even if your ATM card gets stolen. And, even more than that, you can pay in many shops by a plastic card. So, I am always travelling with my ATM cards in my pocket. And in Cairo there are plenty of ATM machines: in banks, in shops, hotels and along some streets, too. But, however, here are some important rules to keep in mind: 1) Do use Electron/Cirrus/any other debit card for withdrawals, as any other thing will be considered a cash advance, 2)Try to take out money few times but in bigger sums so as not to accumulate fees, 3) If you loose you card call the issuing company immediatley and better call you bank, too, to block the card.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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