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visa debit

Hi we are going to Sri Lanka at the end of the month will there be any problems just using my visa debit card for payments or would it be better with one of those travel money cards you fill with money thanks Mark

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1. Re: visa debit

I no longer use cards for payments in Sri Lanka due to risk of cloning. Now I only use cards for withdrawing cash from ATMs.


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Ahungalla, Sri Lanka
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Hi Mark...

For payments, use cards that do NOT take money direct from your bank account for the reason that Hans has said, high risks of card frauds in Sri Lanka..

Better off, and safer, using credit card for payments, but tell your card issuer that you will be using it in Sri Lanka, or you run the risk of it being stopped for use outside of your usual spending habits..



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I used my CaxtonFX pre-paid debit card in Sri Lanka. I used it for withdrawing cash from ATMs and once to pay my hotel bill. As a back-up my wife has her CaxtonFX card on the same account and then, as a long stop, we have a credit card. It is the only card I use around the world. The only exception has been for car hire in NZ and Ireland where a credit card has to be used. I have been using my pre-paid debit card for four years in nine countries across four continents, and can recommend it as a convenient, cost effective means of carrying money on holiday and international travel.

Enjoy your holiday.

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Hi Dave,

Do the hotels in Sri Lanka accept VISA debit Cards?



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