ASIC issues travel money update for Aussies travelling to Greece

Wednesday 01 July 2015

Article by Rebeccah Elley

With Greece closing banks until 6 July, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission has advised Aussies visiting the country to ensure they have more than one travel money option. 

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ASIC warned that there is a possibility of banking services including credit card processing and servicing of ATMs throughout Greece becoming limited at short notice and suggested having different travel money options that include cash, debit cards and credit cards. 


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ASIC also advised travellers to ensure they have enough money to cover emergencies and any unexpected delays and to keep in mind if they are driving that petrol stations may not accept credit card payments. 

While ASIC has warned Australians about the issue when it comes to taking out money or making payments, the overall travel advice for Greece continues to be “exercise normal safety precautions”.

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