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Foreign Transaction Fee
A fee assessed for purchases made while traveling outside of the United States OR through merchants located outside of the U.S.
The Foreign Transaction Fee for most credit cards is generally between 2-3 percent of the amount of each purchase you make overseas or through foreign-based merchants. For example, if your credit card has a Foreign Transaction Fee of 3 percent and you charge $1,000 on this card while traveling outside the U.S., you will be charged a $30 fee. It may be worth applying for a credit card with no foreign transaction fee before going on your trip or even booking flights, hotels, day trips, etc.