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Daily News Egypt: NBE reduces foreign exchange cash limit for travelling customers

The bank provides cash for foreign exchange only on condition of reviewing customers' travel documents.
20.10.16 | Interesting article at Daily News Egypt

The National Bank of Egypt (NBE) decided to reduce the foreign exchange cash limit provided to travelling customers.

The bank decided that branch managers will provide only $300 (or its equivalent) to travelling customers, instead of $500. In addition, the general manager of the area a particular branch belongs to can provide only $500 (or its equivalent) to travelling customers, instead of $1,000.

The bank provides cash for foreign exchange only on condition of reviewing its customers’ travel documents for hajj, umrah, or any other purpose, 48 hours before travelling so as to secure the required cash in foreign currency.

Previously, the bank had required that it be informed via a phone call about the date and destination of travel, so that the travelling customers can use their banking card abroad.