Taka (Tk) = 100 poisha. Notes are in denominations
of Tk 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. Coins
are in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 25, 10 and
Currency exchange: All foreign currency exchanged
must be entered on a currency declaration form.
Hotel bills must be paid in a major convertible
currency or with travellers cheques. Many shops
in the cities will offer better rates of exchange
than the banks.
Credit cards: Limited acceptance of MasterCard,
Diners Club and American Express. Check with your
credit card company for details of merchant acceptability
and other services which may be available.
Can be exchanged on arrival at Dhaka Airport.
To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers
are advised to take travellers cheques in US Dollars
or Pounds Sterling.
Exchange rate indicators against Sterling and
the US Dollar: The following figures are included
as a guide to the movements of the Taka against
Sterling and the US Dollar:
Currency restrictions: The import of foreign currency
is unlimited (subject to declaration at time of
arrival for sums in excess of US$5000). The export
of foreign currency is limited to the amount declared
on arrival. The import and export of local currency
is limited to Tk100.
Banking hours: 0900-1500 Sunday to Thursday
Duty Free and Customs
The following goods may be imported into Bangladesh
without incurring customs duty:
200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 225g of tobacco;
1 bottle of alcoholic beverages (non-Muslims only);
a reasonable amount of perfume; gifts up to the
value of Tk500.
Note: Duty-free items may be bought at the duty-free
shop at Dhaka Airport on arrival.
Prohibited items: Firearms and some animals.
Customs Regulations: There are restrictions on
importing currency and weapons. Contact the Embassy
of Bangladesh for specific information