The unit of currency is the Kwanza (AOA). Credit cards are only accepted in a few hotels and restaurants, though the number is increasing. There have been reports of credit cards being cloned for fraudulent purposes so visitors should exercise caution when using them. The number of ATMs is growing in Luanda and other cities, but they're often empty. Visitors should ask their card issuers if their cards will be accepted, and they should bring enough cash for their needs. US dollars are widely used.
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