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.
American Express has an international presence, too, but it is accepted by fewer merchants.
Can I use my Visa credit card in Europe?
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 credit one card internationally?
With many credit cards, there’s no charge for using them abroad, but some credit card companies charge foreign transaction fees to use their cards outside of the U.S.
Do Visa gift cards work internationally?
The Visa Gift Card can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted in the US. The Visa Reward Card can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. No cash or ATM Access. The GiftCards.com Mastercard® Gift Cards are issued by MetaBank, Member FDIC, pursuant to license by Mastercard International Incorporated.
Is it better to use debit or credit card abroad?
Cards can be the cheapest way to pay for things and withdraw money from cash machines abroad, but only if you use the right one. Using your usual credit or debit card might result in expensive overseas fees, so you could save a lot by getting a special ‘travel-friendly’ credit, debit or prepaid card before you go.