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Getting US Dollars

We are visiting. Montevideo in a few day ,We need Us dollars for a bond on an apartment Can I use my Australian ATM card to get US Dollars in Montevideo, Is it better to try in Buenos Aires

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1. Re: Getting US Dollars

I cannot say for certain that you can exchange Australian dollars for US dollars in Montevideo - but I can say for certain that you CANNOT do that in Buenos Aires.

We did use ATM machines in Uruguay and were offered the choice of Uruguayan Pesos or U$S....

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2. Re: Getting US Dollars

Helen: If your ATM card works with Maestro, Cirrus or Plus network, you dont have problem to get U$S dollar on ours atm´s.

Anyway, It’s always wise to call your financial institution before you leave and ask about this and fees or taxes for overseas transaction, currency conversion and PINs


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3. Re: Getting US Dollars

The fees charged are the same as in the rest of the world, so go for it.

On today's newspaper El Pais there's an article about Argentines coming to Colonia with their credit cards, relatives' and even friend's cards in order to get some dollars

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