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USD from ATM in Nairobi

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1. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 7y

Gelli has indicated that this thread is about Kenya

I figure I may as well ask. I know that in 2007 there was at least one ATM in Nairobi that dispensed USD straight out to foreign card holders. Does anybody know if one still exists, and where?

- I already know about the UN one at Gigiri, but as it is on the compound it is of no use to me/normal travellers.

- It also needs to dispense USD to a FOREIGN atm card: there are a few here which will give USD to local atm cards and people who have USD accounts at the bank, but this service is not open to foreign cards like mine.

2. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y

Hi Gelli,
I have just emailed a colleague who works in Nairobi full time and hopefully he'll come back with a definitive answer for you.
Let you know as soon as I hear.

3. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y

Sorry Gelli,
he's doesn't know where they are in Nairobi. As he works for the UN he uses the one on compound.
He also said that you need to have a USD account in Kenya to withdraw dollars.

Not sure if that's any help to you. Sorry.

4. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

I've just had an email from my friend in Kenya and he says that - as far as he's aware, there are no USD ATM's in Nairobi that are available for the public to use. Sorry.

5. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 7y

Thanks, guys. It pretty much confirms my suspicions that there is no longer a USD ATM that allows withdrawals by normal non-residents. Oh well!

6. Posted by abray2 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y

There are a couple locations you can withdraw USD from. The KCB bank allows you to withdraw USD from the ATMs located in the Village Market mall and Sarit Center mall.