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…
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.
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).
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.
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|
|Armenia||NO||Armenian Dram AMD|
|Azerbaijan||NO||Azerbaijan Manat AZN|
|Belarus||NO||Belarusian Ruble BYN|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||NO||Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark BAM|
|Bulgaria||YES||Bulgarian Lev BGN|
|Croatia||YES||Croatian Kuna HRK|
|Czech Republic||YES||Czech Koruna (CZK)|
|Denmark||YES||Danish Krone DKK|
|Georgia||NO||Georgian Lari GEL|
|Hungary||YES||Hungarian Forint HUF|
|Iceland||NO (EEA)||Icelandic Krona ISK|
|Kazakhstan||NO||Kazakhstani Tenge KZT|
|Liechtenstein||NO (EEA)||Swiss Franc CHF|
|Moldova||NO||Moldovan Leu MDL|
|North Macedonia||NO||Macedonian Denar MKD|
|Norway||NO (EEA)||Norwegian Krone NOK|
|Poland||YES||Polish Złoty PLN|
|Romania||YES||Romanian Leu RON|
|Russia||NO||Russian Ruble RUB|
|Serbia||NO||Serbian Dinar RSD|
|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|
|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|
- https://european-union.europa.eu/institutions-law-budget/euro/countries-using-euro_en [Accessed 5 April 2022]
- https://www.countries-ofthe-world.com/countries-of-europe.html (April 2022)
- https://www.gov.uk/eu-eea (April 2022)
Simply check out our list below detailing the various combinations of countries and what currency they’re using.[/visibility]
COUNTRIES USING THE EURO CURRENCY COUNTRIES NOT USING THE EURO CURRENCY
COUNTRIES USING THE EURO CURRENCY
COUNTRIES NOT USING THE EURO CURRENCY
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