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I live in South Africa and Visa & MasterCards are accepted here. As mentioned by some people in the blog, you will need to have cash for street Vendors and Small shops on the street. The most you will usually spend in a proper restaurant: Breakfast less than R100, Lunch less than R180 Dinner R180 But you can easily spend the Day with around R350 ...


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Credit card insurance usually just covers emergency evacuation, returning of remains (if yo die), and the like. There are specialized travel insurance companies that will sell you insurance for your stay. These policies often cover medical expenses locally, as well as providing the same or additional coverage that your credit card might provide. For ...


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It really depends on which credit card you have and which travel/medical insurance policy you have. Typically, the credit card insurance is considered secondary, meaning any other policy will have to pay out first. Additionally, you may want to check and see if your travel/medical insurance policy is secondary or primary. Oftentimes they are secondary to any ...


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According to creditcards.ca, ScotiaGold Passport represents the most generous coverage since its no-charge emergency travel insurance lasts for up to 31 days per trip. and: BMO World Elite's coverage is capped at 21 days per period of travel, while Aspire World covers 22-day journeys for Canadians under the age of 65 I also found a table ...


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(Auto) Top-up Online Another option would be to avoid ticket machines and manned booths altogether. Once you purchase an Oyster card (with cash, so that your credit card won't be a problem), you can top it up online by registering on Oyster Online, provided it is not a Visitor Oyster for which to date online top-up is not available. Even better you can ...


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I am not a credit card expert but it happened to me when using both debit and credit cards abroad. Verifications that would not change my balance at home (or perhaps be cancelled after a few minutes…) looked like a regular transaction, only to be rolled back later (e.g. when filling up gas I would have a first transaction for €150 and another one with the ...


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Tourists planning to visit the UK can actually buy a Visitor Oyster card in their home countries, if they live in one of 24 countries where local travel agents sell the cards. For instance, people in the US can visit Rail Europe or VisitBritain Shop to purchase a Visitor Oyster card before leaving. If you aren't in one of those countries, the TfL Visitor ...


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If it's a VISA debit cart, then it can be used as a credit card anywhere VISA is accepted, so you shouldn't have to worry about it. Note that many rental companies will want to charge the deposit to the card - most likely in the area of €200-300. This money will be unavailable to you if the charge is on the debit card. While it's easy to determine whether ...



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