Carrying cash overseas can sometimes feel a little bit daunting. Being responsible for a large amount of foreign cash in an unfamiliar place can make the best of people feel uneasy and at times make it harder for you to relax. With the new Cash Passport from MasterCard, you don’t need to worry about travelling overseas with a large wad of cash. Just load your prepaid card up with the required amount and slip it into your wallet or purse. We would still advise getting a small amount of foreign currency. As this can be vital for emergencies, small purchases and especially in places where cards are not common. For example local markets or small cafes and eateries.
What destinations can I use my Cash Passport?
So if you are heading overseas and considering the Mastercard prepaid cash passport, here is a full list of holiday destinations you can use it, including their local currencies.
- All member countries of the Euro Zone – Euro
- UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) – British Pounds
- USA (including Hawaii) – US Dollars
- Canada – Canadian Dollars
- New Zealand – NZ Dollars
- Japan – Japanese Yen
- Singapore – Singapore Dollars
- Hong Kong (Not mainland China) – HK Dollars
- Thailand (Bangkok, Phuket) – Thai Baht
- UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi) – UAE Dirhams
When you use the cash passport prepaid card overseas it will convert the currency at the Cash Passport spend rate.
What European Countries can I use the Cash Passport?
Whether you’re getting your head around Brexit? The European Elections and the Eurovision song contest? Surely every country in Europe uses the Euro?
Unfortunately, it is not as easy as that. Here is a full list of countries that currently class their main currency as the Euro. If you’re transferring AUD to EUR, make sure you are heading to one of the countries listed below. If it is not listed, a quick Google will help you find the currency you are after. Chances are we can still help you out.
Countries currently using the Euro:
- San Marino
- Vatican City
Why use Foreignxchange.com.au?
Here at FX, we can help you out with all your foreign currency needs. Not only do we offer a cash passport, but we can also offer you a foreign exchange cash service. Our simple online ordering process is revolutionising the way people all over Australia exchange money. You can exchange currency in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and any location right across Australia. All in the comfort of your own home at the touch of a few buttons.
What’s more our secure, safe and convenient delivery service is super speedy. We use trusted couriers to deliver your travel money in as little as five business days. So, what are you waiting for? Sort your foreign money out today. Order a prepaid Mastercard Cash Passport or convert your cash online. Foreignxchange.com.au – Great rates at your convenience.
Update: Australia Post Currency Exchange Collection
We’ve teamed up with Australia Post so that you can now click and collect any of our 60+ foreign currencies in-store at over 3,000 Australia Post Office locations Australia wide. If you would like to pick-up your order in-store instead of getting it delivered to your door, now you can.
Our AusPost Collection service works similarly to our home delivery service, except we send it straight to an AusPost location chosen by you. This helps out the holidaymakers that know they might be out when our courier comes to deliver their travel money. This allows you the option to collect your foreign cash at a time that suits you, whether you’re on your lunch break, find time at the weekend or even on the way to the Airport. The same option works for our Cash Passport too!
The majority of orders take anywhere between 3-5 business days to arrive at your nominated post office. Once your travel money or cash passport is ready for collection, we’ll send you a notification via text message or email. That way you can pick-up your money at a time that is most convenient for you!