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Canoes lying in the sun in the holiday seaside resort on the island of Grand Comore, Comoros. Beautiful light of the setting sun in the sea.

Planning a trip to Comoros?

Secure the best Comorian franc exchange rates online.

Are you setting off to explore the enchanting Comoros Islands? Make the most of your travel by purchasing Comorian francs from Manor FX.

We offer exceptional exchange rates, ensuring you get top value for your money. Secure the best rate for Comorian francs (KMF) for your journey.

Choose to have your Comorian francs conveniently delivered to your home or office within 24 hours. Alternatively, pick up your online order in person.

Visit our Manor FX bureau near Heathrow to convert GBP to Comorian francs in person.

Rely on Manor FX for swift delivery and a smooth online process when exchanging British pounds to Comorian francs.

Comoros travel money

To fully prepare for your trip, learn how to use cash and card payments in Comoros.

Which country uses the Comorian franc?

The Comorian franc is the official currency of Comoros, an island nation located in the Indian Ocean between the eastern coast of Africa and Madagascar.

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Can I buy Comorian francs in the UK?

Finding Comorian francs in the UK can be tricky as they are not as common as other currencies. 

Here are your best options:

Currency exchange bureaus

Not all bureaus stock Comorian francs, but the larger ones might. Manor FX always has KMF available. Visit our Datchet bureau near Heathrow to convert sterling to Comorian francs and get the best pound to Comorian franc exchange rate.

Order online

The best place to buy Comorian francs is online through specialists like us. We deliver directly to your address.


While available at major UK airports, their rates are less favourable. It’s always smarter to exchange some currency beforehand.

Remember, it’s crucial to plan due to the limited availability of Comorian francs.

Sunset in the holiday seaside resort on the island of Grand Comore, Comoros.

Is it better to exchange money in the UK or Comoros?

It’s highly advisable to convert UK pounds to Comoros currency in the UK. 

Exchanging some money before your trip gets you started with Comorian francs for initial expenses, offering peace of mind. Here’s why:

  • Immediate convenience. Having Comorian francs on hand when you land simplifies initial expenses like transport and meals.
  • Avoid airport rates. Airport exchange rates are usually less favourable. Pre-exchanging saves you from these rates.
  • Emergency reserve. Carrying some local currency can be crucial in unexpected situations, like inaccessible ATMs.
  • Budget management. Physical currency helps you track and manage your spending more effectively.
  • Time efficiency. Arriving with local currency saves you the hassle of finding an exchange bureau immediately.
  • Off-the-beaten-track. Comorian francs are especially useful in less touristy areas due to limited ATM and exchange services.

What is the best currency to take to Comoros?

The ideal currency for Comoros is the Comorian franc (KMF). The Comorian franc (KMF) serves as the legal tender across all three major islands: Grande Comore, Mohéli, and Anjouan.

Euros (EUR) and US dollars (USD) can be exchanged into Comorian francs. However, having Comorian francs for smaller transactions is essential.

Does Comoros use the euro?

The official currency of Comoros is the Comorian franc. Euros are not an official currency there but can be exchanged into Comorian francs.

Comorian francs are essential and predominantly used for daily transactions within the country.

Can I use UK debit or credit cards in Comoros?

Major credit and debit cards work in most urban and tourist areas. However, card acceptance might be limited in remote areas. Carrying cash is advisable.

ATMs allow withdrawals in Comorian francs but check for fees. Inform your bank about your travel plans to avoid account issues.

Is it better to have cash or card in Comoros?

Both are useful. Cash, especially in Comorian francs, is recommended for everyday transactions, and credit cards are handy in cities and tourist areas.

Old port of Moroni, Grand Comoros / Ngazidja /. Union of the Comoros

How much cash should I take to Comoros?

Your budget depends on your travel style and duration. Here’s a rough guide:

  • Budget travellers. £30-£50 per day covers basic accommodation, local dining, and transportation.
  • Mid-range travellers. £50-£100 per day takes care of more comfortable stays, dining, and tours.
  • Luxury travellers. Over £100 daily is enough for upscale hotels, fine dining, and excursions.

Always have enough cash for areas with limited ATM or card services.

How to minimise ATM fees in Comoros

Use ATMs of major banks for lower fees and withdraw larger amounts less frequently. Check if your home bank has partner banks in Comoros for potentially lower costs.

Should you tip in Comoros?

Tipping is less standard but appreciated. 5-10% is common in restaurants. For tour guides and drivers, 5-10% of the cost is usual. Hotels and porters appreciate modest tips.

In remote areas, consider small gifts instead of cash.

Is Comoros affordable?

Comoros can be budget-friendly. Costs vary with travel style, but options suit various budgets.

A cafe coffee in Moroni might cost around 300 KMF (£1). A three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant could be about 9,000 KMF (£30).

Mountain and sea view in Iconi town on Comoros island (N'gazidja)

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Comoros Islands currency

Historically, the Comorian franc was pegged to the French franc, and since 1999, it has been pegged to the euro, ensuring stability in its exchange rate against major currencies.

As a former French colony, Comoros has retained many aspects of French influence, not only in its culture but also in its financial system.

Comorian franc banknotes

Comorian franc banknotes, issued by Banque centrale des Comores (the central bank), are a fascinating blend of vibrant colours and intricate designs. Each one tells a story about the islands’ rich culture and history.

The currency comes in various denominations – 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, and 10,000 Comorian francs. Lower denominations are commonly used for daily transactions, while higher values are reserved for larger purchases.

The imagery on the banknotes celebrates Comoros’s significant historical figures, showcasing the islands’ unique identity.

Comorian franc coins

Comorian franc coins are integral to the islands’ monetary system, offering a glimpse into its cultural richness.

These coins come in various denominations, including 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, and 50 KMF. They are functional and serve as small emblems of Comoros’s diverse heritage.

The design of Comorian coins often features the nation’s unique flora and fauna, celebrating its environmental diversity. Some coins also depict significant historical sites or symbols that are culturally important to Comoros.

This makes them useful for everyday transactions and interesting for those who appreciate the blend of history and nature.

Comorian currency import and export regulations

You can carry up to 1,000,000 KMF without documentation. A declaration is advisable for foreign currency above €10,000. Before travelling, check with the Comorian embassy for updates.

Buying Comorian francs

Order Comorian francs online for fast and secure delivery straight to your home or office. It is guaranteed by Royal Mail Special Delivery®.

Or, if you prefer, collect your Comorian francs directly from our travel money store near Heathrow. Click here to exchange GBP to Comorian francs.

Selling back Comorian francs

If you need to convert Comorian francs to GBP, simply use this link to convert Comorian francs to pound sterling.

Click on ‘sell currency’ and select ‘KMF Comorian francs’. We provide competitive rates for your excess Comorian francs.

Me Tsolola - traditional African dish from the Comoros. The dish is a simple fish and meat stew cooked in coconut milk.


Comoros is generally safe for tourists, but like any destination, it’s wise to take standard safety precautions, especially in less touristy areas and after dark.

Yes, Comoros is a good destination for tourists, especially those interested in natural beauty, unique wildlife, and cultural experiences.

Comoros is famous for its stunning volcanic landscapes, rich marine life, and fragrant plantations of vanilla and ylang-ylang.

Yes, people in Comoros speak French. It is one of the country’s official languages, alongside Comorian and Arabic.

English is not widely spoken in Comoros. French and Comorian are the predominant languages used for communication there.

Yes, most visitors need a visa to enter Comoros. However, visas can typically be obtained on arrival for a fee at the airport or other points of entry.

For travel to Comoros, vaccinations against hepatitis A, typhoid, and yellow fever are recommended. Additionally, it’s wise to be up-to-date on routine vaccinations like measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chickenpox), polio, and your yearly flu shot. Malaria prophylaxis is also advised due to the presence of malaria in the region. Always check with a healthcare provider for the most current advice before travelling.

The best time to visit Comoros is during the dry season, from May to October. During these months, the weather is cooler and less humid, making exploring the islands and enjoying outdoor activities more comfortable.

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Comorian Francs Fast!

  • Free home delivery over £750
  • with Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm
  • Better rates than the banks
You exchange:
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You exchange:
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