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The bank is situated near the airport but is currently closed, making it problematic for Barbudans and forcing us to go to Antigua to pay in cheques. Hardly anyone in Barbuda has a card machine so most payments in guesthouses, bars, shops or taxi’s will need payment in cash.

There is a cashpoint machine (ATM) outside the bank and when it works, it has a $500ec daily limit on foreign cards so we advise visitors to bring enough cash for their stay. They also have a useful app for local customers that assists with transfers online.

Both EC dollars and US dollars are welcome here, at a rate of about EC$2.70 to US$1.00 which never changes. Most Barbudan businesses keep change in both currencies or will give you ec dollars in change for US$.