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Croatia to join the euro area on 1 January 2023 and NBS to exchange Croatian kuna

Croatia joins the euro area on 1 January to become the currency union’s 20th member country. For the first two weeks of 2023 Croatia will have a dual circulation period, when both the kuna and euro can be used as a means of payment. From 15 January 2023 the euro will be the sole legal tender. The conversion rate has been set at HRK 7.5345 per €1.

If you have some kuna left over from your holiday in Croatia, what can you do?

Until the end of February 2023 you can exchange your kuna for euro at Národná banka Slovenska, either at its headquarters building in Bratislava or its regional office in Košice. The service is provided free of charge for individuals and firms, up to a maximum daily limit of 8,000 kuna per person and under conditions similar to those applicable to the exchange of euro banknotes. The opening hours of the public counters at the NBS headquarters and the Kosice Regional Office are published on the NBS website.

The Bank will only accept valid banknotes for exchange. It will not accept coins or withdrawn banknotes.

After 28 February 2023 it will not be possible to exchange kuna for euro at Národná banka Slovenska.

The terms under which commercial banks and bureaux de change in Slovakia will continue to exchange kuna for euro, including for how long they do so, will be a matter for them to decide individually.