All About Indian Debit/Credit Card in Thailand
Many people who are going to Thailand or planning a trip to Thailand ask us about the usage of debit card or credit card in Thailand. They always have the same doubt “Will their debit card or credit will work in Thailand?”
So, the answer is yes your debit card or credit card will work in Thailand. But, there are various things to be considered before leaving for your vacation.
Things to Do for Working Debit card or credit Card in Thailand:
- Who is the payment service provider for your debit/credit card?
There are various payment service provider for debit/credit cards including VISA, MasterCard, Maestro, RuPay and many more. But which cards will work in Thailand? If you have VISA or MasterCard, you can use your debit/credit card in Thailand as they allow international transactions.
But, if you have RuPay Card, your card will not work in Thailand or in any other international transaction as it has Indian payment gateway only. But, if you have RuPay Platinum cards, your card will surely work in Thailand and other international transactions.
But, How to check your debit/credit card’s payment service provider?
It is not a lengthy process to learn about your debit/credit card’s payment service provider. Just take your debit/credit card and view its front side, in the right bottom side the name or logo of payment service provider will be written by which you can learn about the payment service provider of your debit/credit card.
- Do you need to something additional for international transactions?
Yes, only having a VISA or Mastercard Debit/credit card is not enough for doing international transactions or using your debit/credit card in Thailand. You have to follow some additional steps. You have to enable debit/credit card for international card by contacting customer support of your bank or visiting your bank’s branch for hassle free international transactions by your debit/credit card.
Is it required to take your debit/credit card on your trip to Thailand?
It is not mandatory to take your debit/credit card on your Thailand trip but it is advisable. In case of some mishappening like lost or theft, or shortage of money, additional requirement of currency is generated, your debit/credit card can save your trip from disaster.
So our genuine advice is if you are planning a trip to Thailand, do check your debit/credit card’s international transaction status and Travel Kar, Befiker.
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