You can use your US Amex card abroad to make purchases or withdraw cash.
Most credit and debit cards used in Europe, Canada and Australia will have ‘chip and PIN’ technology, which isn’t so common yet for many Amex cards.
Do American Express cards have foreign transaction fees?
The American Express foreign transaction fee is 2.7% of all international transactions or $0, depending on the Amex card. There are plenty of American Express cards with no foreign transaction fee. Those cards tend to be the best options for travel.
What countries accept American Express?
The 23 countries where American Express (AMEX) is the most popular credit card company
- Costa Rica.
- French Guiana.
Can I use my credit card internationally?
Bring a widely accepted credit card
Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted worldwide. If an establishment takes credit cards, it’s a good bet that your Visa or Mastercard will work. Discover is the least internationally accepted card network, so you may want to think twice about bringing one overseas.
Will American Express waive foreign transaction fee?
You can check if foreign transaction fees are waived for your Card through your online account. Otherwise, for personal and small business (OPEN) Cards we charge 2.7%, and for Corporate Cards, it’s 2.5%.
What is Amex transaction fee?
American Express charges merchants nearly 50% more to accept its cards than its rivals. The actual rates vary depending on several factors, but American Express charges retailers around 3% of each sale, while Visa and MasterCard charge around 2% on average.