In Europe, day-to-day spending can be more cash-based.
American credit cards work throughout Europe (at hotels, larger shops and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies, and so on); Visa and MasterCard are the most widely accepted.
American Express is less common, and the Discover card is unknown in Europe.
Can I use my Discover card internationally?
You can use your U.S. Discover card in many countries abroad to make purchases or withdraw cash. However, Discover cards aren’t universally accepted, so it’s a good idea to check before you go, if your destination is covered by this network.
What countries accept Discover Card?
Where is a Discover card accepted internationally?
- High Merchant Acceptance:Argentina, Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, India, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Puerto Rico.
- Moderate Merchant Acceptance:Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom.
Do Discover cards have foreign transaction fees?
The Discover foreign transaction fee is 0%, or $0, on all cards. That means any Discover credit card you apply for now will have no foreign transaction fee, and you won’t be charged extra for making purchases that are processed internationally.
Can you use Discover card anywhere?
The payment network linked to your card — Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express — determines where you can use it. Not all merchants accept cards from all networks. So in the United States, you shouldn’t have trouble using a Discover card, as it’s accepted nearly everywhere that takes credit cards.