List of countries which use the euro currency

Want to know which countries use the euro? Find the European countries that do, the European countries that don’t and even the non-European countries that do…

Discover who's in and out of the euro

Discover who’s in and out of the euro

EU and non-EU European countries that do and don’t use the euro

We’ve compiled a list of all European countries and whether or not they use the euro.


Out of the 51 independent states which make up Europe, just under half of those (25) use the Euro as its currency despite 27 countries currently EU members*. To ensure savvy travellers looking to holiday in Europe this summer are travelling with the correct currency in their pockets, we have compiled a table highlighting which European countries use the Euro and which countries have maintained their own currency.

Non-Euro

Despite the Euro used as the currency by EU member states, eight of the 27 current members were found to not use the Euro and to have maintained their own independent currency including Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Sweden. Denmark, despite having joined the EU in 1973**, has also not changed its currency and still uses the Danish Krone (DKK).

Euro

Travellers looking to holiday outside of the EU should also plan ahead and check the country’s currency. Surprisingly, the APH research found six non-EU countries use the Euro as a local currency including Andorra, Monaco and San Marino, as well as Akrotiri and Dhekelia – two British Overseas Territories bordering the Republic of Cyprus and Northern Cyprus. Gibraltar on the other hand, another British Overseas Territory, is not part of the EU and has maintained its own currency of the Gibraltar Pound (GIP). Ireland is also a member of the EU and has converted to the Euro.

Sterling

For those holidaymakers looking to stay closer to home this summer and visit Guernsey or Jersey in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, it also pays to plan. As self-governing British dependencies, they all have the authority to use their own currency with the Guernsey Pound (GGP), Jersey Pound (JEP) and Manx Pound (IMP) used respectively. Travellers are able to use UK currency across all three countries, however the Guernsey, Jersey and Manx Pound cannot be used back in the UK and will need to be exchanged back to UK currency.

Nick Caunter, Managing Director of APH said, “We put together the APH currency table to help travellers planning a short-haul holiday to Europe this summer, ensure they have the correct currency in their pockets and purses. Exchanging travel money is usually left until the last minute, however it pays to shop around for the best exchange rate and sometimes order currency in advance. By planning ahead and having the correct currency, travellers can get more from their holiday pounds.”

Country European Union Member  / European Economic Area Currency
Albania NO Albanian Lek ALL
Andorra NO Euro
Armenia NO Armenian Dram AMD
Austria YES Euro
Azerbaijan NO Azerbaijan Manat AZN
Belarus NO Belarusian Ruble BYN
Belgium YES Euro
Bosnia and Herzegovina NO Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark BAM
Bulgaria YES Bulgarian Lev BGN
Croatia YES Croatian Kuna HRK
Cyprus YES Euro
Czech Republic YES Czech Koruna (CZK)
Denmark YES Danish Krone DKK
Estonia YES Euro
Finland YES Euro
France YES Euro
Georgia NO Georgian Lari GEL
Germany YES Euro
Greece YES Euro
Hungary YES Hungarian Forint HUF
Iceland NO (EEA) Icelandic Krona ISK
Ireland YES Euro
Italy YES Euro
Kazakhstan NO Kazakhstani Tenge KZT
Kosovo NO Euro
Latvia YES Euro
Liechtenstein NO (EEA) Swiss Franc CHF
Lithuania YES Euro
Luxemburg YES Euro
Malta YES Euro
Moldova NO Moldovan Leu MDL
Monaco NO Euro
Montenegro NO Euro
The Netherlands YES Euro
North Macedonia NO Macedonian Denar MKD
Norway NO (EEA) Norwegian Krone NOK
Poland YES Polish Złoty PLN
Portugal YES Euro
Romania YES Romanian Leu RON
Russia NO Russian Ruble RUB
San Marino NO Euro
Serbia NO Serbian Dinar RSD
Slovakia YES Euro
Slovenia YES Euro
Spain YES Euro
Sweden YES Swedish Krona SEK
Switzerland NO Swiss Franc CHF
Turkey NO Turkish Lira TRY
Ukraine NO Ukrainian Hryvnia UAH
United Kingdom NO Pound Sterling GBP
Vatican City NO Euro

Dependent Territories

Country European Union Member Currency
Akrotiri and Dhekelia (UK) NO Euro
Aland Islands (Finland) YES Euro
Faroe Islands (Denmark) NO Faroese Krona
Gibraltar (UK) NO Gibraltar Pound GIP
Guernsey (UK) NO Guernsey Pound GGP
Isle of Man (UK) NO Manx Pound IMP
Jersey (UK) NO Jersey Pound JEP
Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) NO Norwegian Krone NOK

References


Country Use the euro? Currency
Albania No Albanian Lek
Andorra Yes Euro
Armenia No Armenian dram
Austria Yes Euro
Belarus No Belarusian ruble
Belgium Yes Euro
Bosnia-Herzegovina No Konvertibilna Marka
Bulgaria No Lev
Croatia No Croatian Kuna
Cyprus Yes Euro
Czech No Republic Koruna
Denmark No Kroner
Estonia Yes Euro
Finland Yes Euro
France Yes Euro
Georgia No Lari
Germany Yes Euro
Greece Yes Euro
Hungary No Forint
Iceland No Krona
Ireland Yes Euro
Italy Yes Euro
Kazakhstan No Tenge
Kosovo Yes Euro
Latvia Yes Euro
Liechtenstein No Swiss Franc
Lithuania Yes Euro
Luxembourg Yes Euro
Macedonia No Denar
Malta Yes Euro
Moldova No Leu
Monaco Yes Euro
Montenegro Yes Euro
Netherlands Yes Euro
Norway No Norwegian Krone
Poland No Zloty
Portugal Yes Euro
Romania No Leu
Russia No Russian Ruble
San Marino Yes Euro
Serbia No Serbian Dinar
Slovakia Yes Euro
Slovenia Yes Euro
Spain Yes Euro
Sweden No Krona
Switzerland No Franc
Turkey No Lira
UK No Pound
Ukraine No Hryvnia
Vatican City Yes Euro


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Simply check out our list below detailing the various combinations of countries and what currency they’re using.

EU countries using the euro

Countries from within the EU that use the euro as their currency.

Austria
Belgium
Cyprus
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Portugal
Spain
Slovenia
Slovakia
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Non-EU countries using the euro

Non-EU countries that use the euro as their currency

Kosovo
Montenegro

Microstates using the euro

Small sovereign states in Europe that use the euro currency.

Andorra
Monaco
San Marino
Vatican City

EU countries that don’t use the euro

List of currencies used by EU countries that do not use the euro. 

Country and currency

Bulgaria – Lev
Croatia – Croatian Kuna
Czech – Republic Koruna
Denmark – Kroner
Hungary – Forint
Poland – Zloty
Romania – Leu
Sweden – Krona
UK – Pound

Non-EU countries that don’t use the euro

List of currencies used by non-EU countries that do not use the euro. 

Country and currency

Albania – Albanian Lek
Armenia- Armenian dram
Belarus – Belarusian ruble
Bosnia-H/govina – Konvertibilna Marka
Georgia – Lari
Iceland – Króna
Kazakhstan – Tenge
Liechtenstein – Swiss Franc
Macedonia – Denar
Moldova – Leu
Norway – Norwegian Krone
Russia – Russian Ruble
Serbia – Serbian Dinar
Switzerland – Franc
Turkey – Lira
Ukraine – Hryvnia
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Simply check out our list below detailing the various combinations of countries and what currency they’re using.

COUNTRIES USING THE EURO CURRENCY

Euro-Currency Countries (in the EU)
Austria
Belgium
Cyprus
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Portugal
Spain
Slovenia
Slovakia

Non-EU Countries using the euro
Kosovo
Montenegro

Micro States using the euro
Andorra
Monaco
San Marino
Vatican City

COUNTRIES NOT USING THE EURO CURRENCY

Non Euro-Currency Countries (in the EU)

Country and currency
Bulgaria – Lev
Croatia – Croatian Kuna
Czech – Republic Koruna
Denmark – Kroner
Hungary – Forint
Lithuania – Lithuanian Litas
Poland – Zloty
Romania – Leu
Sweden – Krona
UK – Pound

Non Euro-Currency Countries (non-EU)

Country and currency
Albania – Albanian Lek
Armenia- Armenian dram
Belarus – Belarusian ruble
Bosnia-Herzegovina – Konvertibilna Marka
Georgia – Lari
Iceland    Króna
Kazakhstan – Tenge
Liechtenstein – Swiss Franc
Macedonia – Denar
Moldova – Leu
Norway – Norwegian Krone
Russia – Russian Ruble
Serbia – Serbian Dinar
Switzerland – Franc
Turkey – Lira
Ukraine – Hryvnia

Switzerland…

Note that the Euro is a foreign currency in Switzerland, but will be accepted. However, change will be in Swiss francs.

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