It’s a good idea to get an international debit card before traveling abroad. You won’t be able to use plastic for every purchase. So you’re going to need some cash. And while you could convert hard currency at a bank or airport kiosk, both options are far more expensive than using a Visa or Mastercard debit card to withdraw cash as needed.
You just need to find one with no foreign transaction fee and a low international ATM fee. In general, an ATM fee below 1% is a pretty good deal.
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