There isn’t one standard Barclaycard foreign transaction fee. But most Barclaycards don’t charge foreign fees. That includes Arrival Plus, which is the best Barclaycard in my opinion. Others have a 3% foreign transaction fee though, so it’s a good idea to check before applying.
Here are the Barclaycards with no foreign transaction fee:
- American Airlines AAdvantage Aviator Silver Credit Card
- Barclaycard Arrival Plus
- JetBlue Plus Card
- Lufthansa credit card
- Mastercard Black Card
These Barclaycards have a 3% foreign transaction fee:
- Barclaycard CashForward World Mastercard
- Frontier Airlines Credit Card with No Annual Fee
If you’re planning to travel overseas a lot, I’d definitely recommend getting one of the cards with no foreign transaction fee. After all, vacations are expensive enough without adding an extra 3% to the price of everything. And I’d say Barclaycard Arrival Plus is probably the best option of all these credit cards. There’s no foreign transaction fee, and it doesn’t tie you to a specific airline like some of the others. It has a really solid initial bonus too.
It’s also good to remember that you don’t have to travel to be charged a foreign fee. If you buy something online from a vendor in another country and get it shipped to you, foreign transaction fees apply there too.