Travellers cheques - North America

Last Updated: 21st Aug 2014

<p>More <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-usa-and-canada">Tour and Travel Advice</a> for the <span class="caps">USA</span> and Canada</p> <p>&#8220;Traveller’s checks in US dollars is also a great investment up front because they are accepted nearly everywhere.&#8221;</p> <p>- <a href="/people/angie">Angie</a>, Tour Manager, <span class="caps">USA</span></p> <p>Surprisingly, it is generally difficult to change foreign currency cash and traveller&#8217;s cheques in the <span class="caps">USA</span>.</p> <p>Travellers cheques in US$ however are very widely accepted. If you do choose to use traveller&#8217;s cheques it is strongly recommended that you choose cheques in US$ in $20 and $50 denominations.</p> <p>US$ Traveller&#8217;s cheques are accepted as cash in many US retail stores and US$ travelers cheques are also widely accepted in Canada.</p> <p>Make a note of your travellers cheque numbers, leave a copy at home and carry a copy separate from your cheques in case of loss or theft.</p>