I have read the benefits page of Visa credit card, and it says they offer Cash Disbursement in case the card is stolen and they have a Global Customer Care number people can call and they will offer the cash:
Lost, stolen or damaged card? Need emergency cash?
Visa credit cardholders can get an emergency cash advance disbursed or a card replaced within one business day, or in some cases, within 24 hours, after approval.
Benefit at a glance
Call Visa Global Customer Care Services at 1-800-VISA-911 for assistance with a card replacement and/or an emergency cash disbursement. Toll-free phone numbers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
How do I get emergency cash? A Visa Global Customer Care Services associate (1-800-VISA-911, or call one of our global toll-free numbers) will work with you and your financial institution for approval and Visa will arrange a convenient location for you to collect the emergency cash.
Is this reliable for travelers? has anyone tried it and it actually worked? the "after approval" part sound suspicious to me..