Not every card is a good pick to bring to foreign countries.
First off you’ll want to be sure your card is is enabled with EMV Chip technology, because many other countries have moved beyond the magnetic stripe that is usually used in the U.S. You’ll need Chip technology to use your card at most terminals outside the U.S.
Some cards may have foreign transaction fees that will make all of your purchases up to 3% more expensive, but these can easily be avoided with a bit of planning.
Check out our picks for the Best Travel Credit Cards for 2015, and learn more in our video with credit expert John Ulzheimer.
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