Security tips for a safe trip, no matter where you go.
Before you go
Check your card to make sure it won't expire. Additionally, don't forget to confirm your credit limit and account balance
Jot down your credit and debit card numbers and contact numbers for your issuer phone number, just in case
Make sure you remember (but don't write down) your card PIN
Let your card issuer know about your trip before you leave so unfamiliar transactions are not flagged as suspicious
Purchase tickets using your Visa card for protection in case your tickets are lost or stolen or the airline delays or cancels your flight
During your trip
Don't leave your cards unattended, whether you are at work or relaxing in your hotel, and take advantage of the hotel-provided safe for valuables
Save all of your receipts. Once you are back home, check them carefully against your monthly statements
If you lose your card, Visa will work with you to replace it
Travel and Emergency Assistance Services
Eligible Visa cardholders may contact Travel and Emergency Assistance Services to receive help finding a referral for medical, legal and transportation assistance as well as other goods and services. Eligible Visa cardholders can contact the service with no charge 24/7, 365 days a year.
Visa makes every reasonable effort to respond when you have an emergency – even if you need assistance beyond the services listed here. However, neither Visa nor its service providers can be responsible for the availability, use, cost or results of any medical, legal, transportation, or other service.
Follow these simple tips to make the most of your Visa card while travelling.
Contact your Visa card issuer ahead of time so you are aware of any possible daily cash withdrawal restrictions.
Make a record of your Visa card account and telephone numbers for reporting lost or stolen cards (including international Visa Global Customer Assistance Services numbers) and keep it in a safe place away from your wallet or handbag.
It is recommended that you review your statements when you return. Go through your statements carefully and contact your issuing bank immediately if you see any suspicious or incorrect charges.
If you have experienced a merchant violation of Visa rules at a merchant location that accepts Visa, you can take action.