Alert the Bank 2-3 Days Ahead of Time
Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip was left as a Facebook comment on yesterday’s tip on bank alerts by reader Valerie C., who says:
“Also tell the bank you’re traveling 2-3 days before you leave. I’ve had them disable my card so when I got to my destination it didn’t work and it’s a nightmare to get in touch with the companies from abroad. Give yourself a 2-3 day lead, use it once at home to make sure it works, and then travel worry-free!”
Often you can clarify the days you’ll be in each country, but playing it safe is always a good idea. Thanks, Valerie!
Tried this tip? Let me know in the comments!
Have your own tip? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Want to see more tips? Click here for all 459!
Want even more travel tips? Subscribe to the Daily Travel Tip newsletter! All you have to do is sign up for the weekly newsletter by filling in your email address and checking the Daily Travel Tip box in the top-right corner of the homepage.
If you already subscribe to the newsletter, fill in your email and check the Daily Travel Tip box in the same top-right corner of the homepage and you’ll receive an email with a link to update your JohnnyJet.com preferences. On that page, just click the Daily Travel Tip box and Update Profile and you’ll have Johnny’s best tips, straight to your inbox each day. And don’t worry—it’s easier than it sounds!
The comments on this page are not provided, reviewed, or otherwise approved by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered. Editorial Note: The editorial content on this page is not provided by any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.
Editorial Note: The editorial content on this page is not provided by any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.