Foreign currency in the United States is available at several banks, such as Wells Fargo and Bank of America, and also at foreign exchange companies, such as Travelex. Some banks only offer foreign currencies to existing customers.
Foreign currency is available for purchase online, by phone and in person. Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Travelex offer online rate calculators so customers are able to determine how much foreign currency they can expect to receive. Banks and foreign exchange companies may not have all currencies in stock, but customers can call ahead to verify availability. In general, banks and foreign exchange companies also offer to buy back any unused foreign currency banknotes after the customer returns home.