Currency Exchange and Credit Cards
You can exchange currency (US Dollars, Euros and Russian Rubles) to Tajik Somoni at the Dushanbe airport, banks and exchange offices at the hotels. Old, torn, damaged banknotes are not accepted. Only in Dushanbe or Khujand it is possible to pay with credit card or withdraw money from ATM. Traveler’s checks are not accepted.
National Currency of Tajikistan
As of October 30, 2000, Somoni is a national currency of Tajikistan, which became a worthy replacement of the Tajik Rouble. International designation – TJS. One Somoni is equal to 100 Dirams. Present day on the territory of Tajikistan banknotes of the following nominal are involved in the monetary circulation: 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 1, 5, 20, 50 Dirams and coins: 1, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50 Dirams and 1, 3 and 5 Somoni. Name of the Tajik national currency derives from the name of Ismail Somoni, the founder of the first Tajik state. There is the national emblem and flag of Tajikistan on each banknote. All the denominations have different colours, sizes and specific images. Mostly all the bills has depictions of Tajik outstanding people, historical and cultural monuments.