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Turkmenistan’s local currency is the manat, which is the only legal means of payment in Turkmenistan. The government has introduced higher fines for illegal foreign exchange transactions (i.e. selling and purchasing foreign currency via informal channels) and requires that most transactions be in local currency. Although credit cards are not widely accepted, some hotels in Ashgabat accept Visa credit and debit cards: travelers checks are not accepted.
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