Central African CFA Francs

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Travel advise: payments in Central Africa

Jet off well-informed to Central Africa. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Chad, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo.





Banknotes in Central Africa

The CFA franc banknotes are in use in the six countries of the CFA Central African monetary union: Chad, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo. Denominations in circulation are 500fr, 1000fr, 2000fr, 5000fr and 10,000fr.

Banknotes are used extensively and may in many cases be well-worn and dirty. Wash your hands often.

Coins in Central Africa

CFA Central African coins range from 1fr to 500fr. The 500fr coin also exists as a banknote and both are in use simultaneously.


Central Africa's currency import and export regulations

The currency restrictions in the CFA Central African monetary union depend on the country you are visiting:

In Cameroon, travelers can take upto 20,000 CFA francs into the country. The same amount is allowed to be exported out of Cameroon. There are no restrictions on the value of foreign currency that you bring into or out of Cameroon.

In the Central African Republic, up to 75,000 CFA francs per person can be taken into the country. There are no restrictions on foreign currencies but they must be declared upon arrival. When exiting the country, travelers can take up to 75,000 CFA francs per person and up to the amount in foreign currencies declared upon arrival.

In Chad, no restrictions apply on arrival, but foreign currencies must be declared. Upon departure from Chad, the amount declared of foreign currencies can be exported, along with up to 10,000 XAF per person.

In Congo (Brazzaville), currency restrictions may apply. However it's unclear at the moment what the regulations are, and therefore travelers are advised to inform themselves prior to departure.

In Equitorial Guinea there are no currency restrictions if the amounts are declared upon arrival. When leaving the country, travelers are allowed to take up to 50,000 XAF with them per person, and up to the amount of foreign currency declared upon arrival.

In Gabon, travelers can take an unlimited amount of CFA francs into the country. Any foreign currencies must be declared upon arrival. When leaving the country, the amount of foreign currency that can be exported cannot exceed the value declared upon arrival. The combined value of CFA francs and foreign currencies exported out of Gabon can also not exceed the equivalent value of 200,000 CFA francs.

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