Citi cards are accepted by nearly all merchants that take credit cards in more than 200 countries worldwide. That’s because all Citi cards are on either the Mastercard or Visa card network. As a result, Citi cards are more widely accepted than Discover cards (180 countries) and Amex cards (160 countries).
Here is where Citi cards are accepted:
U.S. Merchant Locations: 10.7 million
International Merchant Locations: 40+ million
Countries and Territories: 200+
How to know if a Citi card is accepted: The merchant displays the logo of the card network (Mastercard or Visa).
Exceptions: Merchants who have exclusive deals with one network. For example, Costco only accepts Visa cards, so it won’t take Citi Mastercards.
All Citi cards can be used pretty much anywhere internationally. But the number of Citi cards that can be used abroad at no extra cost is smaller. You’ll want a card with no foreign transaction fee if you spend money internationally. Two of Citi’s best are Citi Premier and Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select.
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