Duty free shopping facilities are available upon both arrival and departure at TIA. Only those foreign currencies approved by Nepal Rastra Bank are accepted. These include the US Dollar, British Pound, Australian Dollar, SwissFranc, Danish Kroner, Hong Kong Dollar, Saudi and Qatar Riyal, and the Euro. Major credit cards such as Master Card, Visa Card, and American Express are accepted. There is a quota in place, on the purchase of cigarettes and alcoholic beverages-one carton of cigarettes consisting of 200 sticks or cigars, and 1.5 litres of alcoholic drinks, or 10 cans of beer for incoming passengers. The provision is more liberal for outgoing passengers.