When it comes to traveling abroad, and especially when we do it to visit a country that is located outside the Euro zone , it is normal that we get a series of doubts about certain issues such as the payment of the products and services that we go to consume there.
In that sense, it must be said that the best option of all is always usually to pay with a card , since as surely you already know it is the most comfortable. You do not have to worry about going to get money from the bank before traveling and you do not have to suffer from going down the street with a large amount of money on you.
Tips for paying by card abroad
For card payments abroad, we recommend applying for a credit card without commissions, especially if you travel outside the Euro zone.
It is also important to know how much they are going to charge you to withdraw money abroad, something that varies a lot depending on the bank with which you have a contract, since there are some that do not charge anything at all for this service.
Another factor that must be taken into account is that of the card limit , for which it is important to make an estimate of what will be spent, since in this way we will know whether or not to request an extension from the bank.
When withdrawing money in other countries, look at ATMs that are considered " white label ". They are common in both the United Kingdom and the United States, and a priori we can have the perception that they are ideal, but the problem is usually the high commissions they charge for withdrawing cash, especially if they are located in stations and airports.
In the event of theft or loss , always have the telephone number of your bank at hand to request a cancellation as soon as possible. There is usually a toll-free number, so find out before you travel so you don’t see yourself in a hurry and don’t waste a single second looking for the phone in question.
To finish, and this is something that we do not usually keep in mind, it never hurts to have a second card in case the one we usually use fails, since being far from our home it is difficult to solve a problem of this type in a short time .