Most bank-issued gift cards, such as those that carry the Visa®, Mastercard®, Discover® or American Express® brand logos cannot be used internationally, but there are some store and restaurant gift cards that can be used across the border and overseas.
What gift card can be used internationally?
Visa TravelMoney is a prepaid card that can be used to “make purchases at 25 million merchants worldwide that accept Visa debit cards.” Like a gift card, you pay for this card in advance, meaning you load money onto the card in your home currency then spend the money as needed according to the exchange rate of the day.
Can you send gift cards internationally?
Yes, it is possible to send international gift cards online. The important thing is to make sure the gift cards you send are accepted in the countries where the recipient intends to use them.
Can Mastercard gift cards be used internationally?
Visa and Mastercard giftcards
Most Visa cards that you purchase are US-bound. However, Visa does offer some gifts cards that can be used abroad through banks, such as the PNC Bank Visa Gift card. You can find a variety of prepaid cards online that can be used internationally.
Can you use vanilla visa gift cards internationally?
You can use your Vanilla Gift Card virtually anywhere Visa Cards are accepted within the United States and District of Columbia, except the Gift Card may not be used for recurring billing or at ATMs.