Traveling in East & Southern Africa


#1

Hi,

I will soon be traveling for work all over East and southern Africa - Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa. Does anyone know how Revolut works in any of these countries, and especially if I should expect to be charged for ATM withdrawals in local currency?

Thanks!


#2

Hi there.

Revolut currently supports spending, and ATM withdrawals in over 120 currencies. The current list of supported currencies include:
AED, ALL, AMD, AOA, ARS, AUD, AZN, BAM, BBD, BDT, BGN, BHD, BMD, BND, BOB, BRL, BSD, BWP, BYN, BYR, BZD, CAD, CHF, CLP, CNY, COP, CRC, CVE, CZK, DKK, DOP, DZD, EGP, ETB, EUR, FJD, GBP, GEL, GHS, GIP, GNF, GTQ, HKD, HNL, HRK, HTG, HUF, IDR, ILS, INR, IQD, ISK, JMD, JOD, JPY, KES, KGS, KHR, KRW, KWD, KYD, KZT, LAK, LBP, LKR, MAD, MDL, MGA, MKD, MMK, MNT, MOP, MUR, MVR, MWK, MXN, MYR, MZN, NAD, NGN, NIO, NOK, NPR, NZD, OMR, PAB, PEN, PGK, PHP, PKR, PLN, PYG, QAR, RON, RSD, RUB, RWF, SAR, SBD, SCR, SEK, SGD, SRD, THB, TMT, TND, TOP, TRY, TTD, TWD, TZS, UAH, UGX, USD, UYU, VEF, VND, VUV, WST, XAF, XCD, XOF, XPF, ZAR, ZMW.
More currencies will be added soon.


#3

Hi Andreas,

Thank you for the response, that’s excellent! :smiley: :smiley:

Yash


#4

Revolut works pretty well in Kenya. Some ATM do not charge (e.g. Equity bank). You will note however that KES exchange rate is always 1.5 to 2% worse than midmarket rates.


#5

Hi,
Just to understand well on what I’ve read all over this community, for KES (Kenya), what do you mean by “supports spending”? cause I read there can be charges depending on the ATM.
Thanks in advance for your answer.
Floriane


#6

You can use your Revolut card in Kenya. However, you cannot top up with KES. :slight_smile:


#7

I’m still waiting for replies from both you and @DavidRevolut, I’m fine if you don’t but I’d rather you both say so instead of ignoring me.


#8

Hi there! I cannot locate your DM. Can you please resend it?


#9

It wasn’t a DM but I’ll shoot you one now with the content of the message, thanks.

Best,
Recchan


#10

I’ve sent it as of 2 hours ago @AndreasK just in case you’ve not seen the message.


#11

Many thanks!
So I will sign up for Revolut.
Regards,
Flo