Tripoli - Post Report Question and Answers

Are credit cards widely accepted and safe to use locally? Are ATMs common and do you recommend using them? Are they safe to use?

There are about three working ATM's in all of Tripoli, but all are from offshore banks, and charge a high-rate for use. They typically transfer you Libyan Dinars, but using whichever rate is best for the exchange to get the most out of the transaction. Credit cards are accepted at one or two hotels, and only one restaurant in town. This is a cash economy. No plastic accepted. - Jan 2007

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