Travelling With Monzo: Africa

Travel tips and advice on using Monzo abroad from our high-flying community!

Travel Tips

There may be issues making withdrawals from mag stripe ATM’s if your identity has not been verified or you have not enabled mag stripe withdrawals in the app.

List of non-mag stripe ATMs (Worldwide)

We’d advise where possible, to pay and withdraw in local currency rather than GBP to avoid additional charges!

In any instance where you are asked to select card type when making a payment via terminal or ATM withdrawal, select Credit.

:blue_heart: - Significant issues
:yellow_heart: - Works with some limitations
:green_heart: -Generally works as expected, no major issues reported

Click the country for a more detailed breakdown/discussion.

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:blue_heart: Cape Verde :cape_verde:


Known Issues
Problems withdrawing money from ATM’s on Boavista. Cards payments barely accepted.

:yellow_heart: Kenya:kenya:

[details=Summary]* Works at:
-KCB Bank ATM’s (Daily withdrawal limit of 4000KSH)

Known Issues
The card is not widely accepted by retail merchants and transport providers


:green_heart: Malawi :malawi:


More information needed

Works at:
-National Bank (NB) ATM’s
-Standard Bank (Stanbic) ATM’s


:green_heart: Mauritius :mauritius:

:yellow_heart: Nigeria :nigeria:


More information needed!

Known Issues
Problems making ATM withdrawals, users sometimes receive ‘Unable to complete’ message

:green_heart: South Africa:south_africa:

Safe Travels! :earth_africa:

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