Changing money

Finances

Foreign currency can be exchanged at licensed bureaus in Sierra Leone. Banks also exchange money, but often at less favorable exchange rates. The rates vary daily with fluctuations in the foreign exchange market.

Travelers are advised to bring U.S. dollars. They are easier to exchange, and are also accepted in place of leones by some merchants. Importation of more than US$10,000 requires the use of a financial institution.

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