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Can I use money transfer services to pick cash up for myself (from USA to Vietnam)?

Check the specific terms of the service you are considering using, but, in general, yes, a tourist with appropriate ID will be allowed to use a money transfer service. However, the fees for such ...
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Expenditure in Poland - Forex Card doesn't have Złoty

Generally a Visa card can be expected to work for (almost) every currency in the world. If the currency of the transaction is different from the currency the card balance is kept in, the issuer will ...
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Expenditure in Poland - Forex Card doesn't have Złoty

Assuming that card works like a standard Visa/Mastercard, it will work fine. Whenever I have used my (GBP) Mastercard in Poland, the card machine has asked if I want to pay in Złoty or convert to GBP (...
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Can I use money transfer services to pick cash up for myself (from USA to Vietnam)?

The suggestion to use an ATM is great, but if it so happens that your home bank doesn't offer a good deal for travellers, just taking US dollars with you comes as a close second. As you have the ...
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Are there any drawbacks to "travel money cards"?

These cards are made for travelers who have the cash and do not need to "borrow" money from the bank using a regular credit card, but they want the benefits of credit card in terms of ease of use and ...
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Are there any drawbacks to "travel money cards"?

When are these cards not suitable for travellers? Do they have any down sides? To begin, the same downsides that happen if you use a prepaid card in your own town instead of your regular card. You ...
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Which commission-free card options are available to UK residents who want to travel abroad?

Money Saving Expert has a good run down of commission-free cards available in the UK. In particular, Halifax Clarity Barclaycard Platinum travel card (possibly only via a promotion) Aqua Reward ...
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Prepaid debit card for use in Morocco, obtained in United States

There are strong restrictions on taking MAD out of the country, so I believe technically you should not be able to buy/sell Dirhams outside the country, and thus there'd be no way to get locked-in ...
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Are there any prepaid cards that can be used in Russia?

I didn't know anything about prepaid cards before this question, but it looks like the prepaid cards can be a Visa or Mastercard type, which both are being used in Russia widely. So, if you do bring ...
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Expenditure in Poland - Forex Card doesn't have Złoty

It is not a bad option these days to use your regular debit card (at ATMs) or credit card. Check with your bank about the foreign currency charges. Indian banks generally give your a good currency ...
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Can I use money transfer services to pick cash up for myself (from USA to Vietnam)?

From having just spent about 10 days in Vietnam I have some current information about this. Again, credit cards are accepted in big and medium sized towns but with the idea to carry cash for the small ...
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Is a Visa Forex card commonly accepted in the Netherlands?

Willeke's answer is certainly correct. I'm posting this answer to make a couple of additional points. Is a Visa Forex card commonly accepted in the Netherlands? In general, a merchant who accepts ...
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Is a Visa Forex card commonly accepted in the Netherlands?

As far as I understand most places that accept credit cards will accept your prepaid card, but it is a while since my friend had one of those. All cash points will accept all credit cards, including ...
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Can I use a Forex card on booking.com?

From the Forex card website: A Forex card can be used in the same way one uses debit and credit card. When you are travelling abroad, you can use the Forex card to pay hotel bills, make purchases ...
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Expenditure in Poland - Forex Card doesn't have Złoty

POST SUCCESSFUL TRIP UPDATE: I had carried an HDFC Regalia Forex Plus card. You can load money in US Dollars to it and swipe it anywhere, in any currency. The conversion charges will only be applied ...
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Are there any prepaid travel cards available in Japanese Yen?

From Finder Japan is very much like a cash society. Hotel and travel bookings, as well as big-ticket items, should be purchased on your credit card and if possible make the most of your card's ...
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Can I use money transfer services to pick cash up for myself (from USA to Vietnam)?

Options to get cash in Vietnam: Best option: ATMs are convenient and good exchange rates - but all with different fees and withdrawal limits. You can use the ATM Fee Saver app or website - it will ...
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Which commission-free card options are available to UK residents who want to travel abroad?

The answer to all your prayers is Revolut: The account is free All card transactions are free, regardless of the currency Unlike almost every other bank in the EU they use the interbank exchange rate ...
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