Money Advice for Ascension Island

Local Currency

Saint Helena Pound (SHP)

General Advice

The currency in Ascension is the Saint Helena Pound and the notes and coins are similar in domination and appearance to those in the UK.

Money Exchange

Foreign currency can be exchanged at the Government Cash Office which is closed at weekends.

ATM Availability

There are no ATMs on Ascension Island.

Credit Cards

Credit cards are accepted at the local hotel and by Cable & Wireless but otherwise they are generally not accepted.

Other Information

Sterling bank notes are accepted but coins may not be.

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