Can Visa Gift Cards Be Used Internationally?

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People can use virtual Visa gift cards internationally in most countries across the globe. In fact, there are more than 150 countries where recipients can use a virtual Visa gift card without any problems. However, a few nations don’t accept virtual Visa gift cards. Therefore, it’s essential to check country restrictions before buying a Visa gift card for an international recipient. BHN Rewards offers customers in the U.S. and Canada more than 300 reward options, including prepaid cards, for recipients all over the world.

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Which Countries Don’t Accept Visa Gift Cards?

Most countries will accept virtual Visa gift cards. However, certain nations don’t allow their use. These include:

  • Belarus
  • Burundi
  • Central African Republic
  • China
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Cuba
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Nicaragua
  • North Korea
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Russia
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tunisia
  • Ukraine
  • Venezuela
  • Yemen
  • Zimbabwe

There are minor differences in using virtual Visa gift cards in different countries, so make sure you check the requirements before you purchase cards for a friend or business associate. Also remember that the list of restricted countries can change, so you’ll want to look at the most current list when you sign into your account at BHN Rewards, formerly Rybbon.

Do Virtual Visa Gift Cards Come in Different Currencies?

Virtual Visa prepaid gift cards come in two currencies:

  • U.S. dollars
  • Canadian dollars

They are, therefore, ideal for recipients in the United States and Canada. Although they don’t come in other currencies, recipients abroad can still use them to make purchases in their home countries. When they buy something in their local currency, the gift card will do the conversion according to the issuer’s policies.

How Do You Receive and Use Virtual Visa Gift Cards?

It’s easy for your recipients to redeem and use a virtual Visa gift card. After you’ve selected and paid for the gift card, the recipient will receive an email telling them about their reward. It will contain a link that they click to claim and register their gift card After they complete their gift card registration, they can immediately use their virtual Visa card number to make purchases. They can also choose to add it to a digital wallet so they can easily and securely access their virtual Visa.

Do Virtual Visa Gift Cards Expire?

A virtual Visa gift card will always have an expiration date. Some virtual Visa cards expire six months after the issue date, while others can be used for a year. It’s essential to check the expiration date on the gift card to ensure you use it in time. The recipient has three months to register their card and redeem their code.

BHN Rewards offers both virtual Visa and virtual Mastercard gift cards. These are excellent rewards and incentives for employees, customers, or research participants.

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