Visa is a network that protects your payments abroad, and is welcomed at millions of locations in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. That means:
You can pay safely and securely, just like you do at home
You’re able to use contactless or mobile pay for simple, secure, touch-free payments where available
There is no need to be weighed down by cash when you're abroad
From dollars to dinars, you'll always have the right currency
Get cash when you need it with millions of ATMs worldwide available for you to use
Tips for using your Visa debit or credit card abroad
When using your card to make a payment or withdraw cash abroad, you might be asked if you’d prefer to pay in the local or your home currency. Selecting the local option may give you a more competitive rate.**
Get good rates
Using your Visa card abroad can provide better value than buying currency at the airport Bureau de change.
Pay with confidence internationally
Paying with Visa abroad uses the same high-tech, anti-fraud systems as at home, so your payments are safe wherever you are.
Use your card to travel light with simple, hassle-free payments from Visa.
You can pay easily and conveniently with your Visa card at millions of locations worldwide, wherever you see the Visa symbol.
Payment Peace of Mind
Using your Visa card abroad will give you peace of mind during times of uncertainty with measures in place to protect both your domestic and international payments.
A chargeback is a way for your bank that issued your card to reclaim money from the retailer’s bank when you do not get the goods or services you paid for, including if the retailer or supplier has gone out of business. Before pursuing any chargeback you should first try to contact the merchant, retailer or service provider for any dispute you may have.
Chargebacks are not a legal right, but if you have paid on a Visa debit or credit card, you should address a chargeback claim to the bank that issued your card, and they can then put in a request to the retailer’s bank.
Find out more about chargebacks and how to make a claim
If your flight is cancelled at the last minute, for example if an airline goes into administration, or in other circumstances outside of your control, you may be able to get your money back if you’ve paid with your Visa card.
The first step is to contact the retailer, or tour operator you made the purchase from to understand whether you are covered by a bonding authority or insurance scheme. If you are not fully covered and only partial or no compensation will be paid through this route, you can then speak to the bank that issued your card to look at more options.
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*In case of theft of your Visa card or of fraudulent payment, guarantees limit your risks. See conditions with you bank. **Fees may apply based on your issuing bank.
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