Wells Fargo has opened international teller windows at 18 branches in metro Atlanta, allowing travelers to instantly buy or sell foreign currencies.

Previously, the bank had to order currencies for customer delivery. Now, travelers can walk into the bank just before a trip and walk out with the cash they'll need when they hit the ground overseas.

"Many travelers need foreign currency as soon as they arrive at their travel destination for expenses like taxis, tips or meals," Darryl HarmonSoutheast regional president, said in a news release.

With 21 international teller locations including branches in Savannah and Evans, Georgia is one of the first three eastern states to receive the service. Wells Fargo has opened 13 more sites in Alabama and Tennessee.

The service, which is also available for non-customers, has been offered in the San Francisco-based bank's western U.S. branches since 1999.

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