Pristina - 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?

We use credit cards and ATMs. We prefer to cash checks at the embassy because the exchange rate seems better and ATM fees are high. - Aug 2021

Yes, though I always carry some cash as a back up. - Jul 2019

I hardly use them. ATMs are common, but there is often a hefty fee for withdrawing money. - Nov 2016

Yes, in all of the restaurants and grocery stores frequented by expats. - Jun 2016

We mostly use cash, but do use credit cards at the major stores. We cash checks at the Embassy. - May 2016

Use sparingly. Skimming is common. Cash is king. - Aug 2015

Bring cash. Almost nowhere accepts credit cards. ATMs are generally very safe. Just be smart and aware of your surroundings. Use an ATM that is actually attached to a bank just in case it eats your card. I used Raiffeisen and Pro Credit during my tenure without any incident. - Jun 2014

Don't use them. Credit card fraud is rampant. - Apr 2014

Use cash. Get it from a Raffeisen ATM. - Apr 2013

I used both and never had too much trouble, although the availability of ATMs was limited. - Sep 2012

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