Get ready for your trip to Iraq. Order your Iraqi Dinars at Manor FX today. Our great exchange rates mean you'll have more IQD cash to spend. Have your Iraqi Dinar banknotes delivered securely to your home or office, or pick them up from the Manor FX bureau near Heathrow.
Manor FX offers fast delivery times and a fuss-free online ordering process for your Iraqi dinar travel money.
Warning: If you are not traveling to Iraq, then please do not buy Iraqi dinars. You should not buy Iraqi Dinars for speculative purposes. There is no reason to believe that the Iraqi Dinar will at any time be revalued or that the currency will significantly increase in value. The rumours that the Iraqi Dinar will gain value to the point where its value will match the US Dollar are false, and people who claim otherwise may try to defraud you. We want to make it clear that you should not buy Iraqi Dinars if you do not plan to travel to Iraq, unless if you are purchasing them for collectible purposes.
Warning:Iraq is not a safe destination at the moment. Traveling to Iraq is not recommended and if you do so it's at your own risk.
Travel advise: payments in Iraq
Jet off well-informed to Iraq. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Iraq.
International credit and debit cards are only accepted in the large international western hotels and luxury shopping in Baghdad, Basra and to a lesser extent Kirkuk. Although card payments and electronic payments, including mobile payments, are on the rise in Iraq, the country's economy is still mostly cash-based.
If you are going to pay by card in Iraq, be aware of transaction fees charged by your bank, on top of the cost linked to an often poor exchange rate.
Before using your bank card for payments in Iraq or anywhere in the Middle East, it's important that you inform your bank about your travel plans. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
Cash is the most important means of payment in Iraq. Don't rely on ATM's: Bring cash with you when you travel to Iraq.
It's best to bring a combination of Iraqi Dinars and US Dollars or Euros.
Prices in Iraq are considerably cheaper than prices in the UK, by about 40%. For a coffee in a cafe in Baghadad you can expect to pay around 2000 IQD.
A three-course meal in a restaurant will cost you around 18,000 IQD.
Tipping is not recommended in Iraq and some vendors may be offended by it. As a buyer in Iraq you are expected to haggle, dispute and bargain your way to a cheaper price, certainly not to pay more.
Banknotes in Iraq
Iraqi banknotes from different series circulate alongside each other. The banknote of 1000 dinars has three different types in circulation.
The following IQD banknotes are in use in Iraq: 250 dinars, 500 dinars, 1,000 dinars, 5,000 dinars, 10,000 dinars, 25,000 dinars and 50,000 dinars. The banknote of 50 dinars has been withdrawn from circulation.
Banknotes with the image of Saddam Hussein and banknotes with a value of 25 dinars or less have been cancelled. None of these have any value and you should not accept them when offered.
Coins in Iraq
Iraqi coins range from 25 to 100 dinars. All Iraqi coins feature a map of Iraq. Banknotes of less than 250 dinar have been replaced by coins.
Iraq's currency import and export regulations
Travelers are required to declare all currency upon arrival in Iraq. There are no restrictions on amounts allowed, as long as you declare all cash.
A declaration must be made on exiting Iraq as well. Travellers are allowed to export currency for a value up to the amount declared upon entry.
Ordering Iraqi Dinars online
Order Iraqi Dinars online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Iraqi Dinars online.
Selling back Iraqi Dinars
If you have Iraqi Dinars to sell, follow this link to exchange Iraqi Dinars to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'IQD Iraqi Dinar'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Iraqi Dinars.