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The US dollar is universally accepted

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What is the cheapest way to carry currency abroad?  Compared to currency notes and traveller's cheques, forex cards work out to be cheaper. For currency notes, a forex dealer can charge three-five per cent extra for each unit of currency. A few online portals provide forex cards at interbank rates. If you are going to more than one country, you can take a multiple-currency card. Is taking the US dollar more convenient when travelling to a small country?  Yes, it is. Instead of carrying Indian rupee as a buffer, a traveller should take the US dollar. The ...

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First Published: Wed, September 27 2017. 23:53 IST
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