International Travel Tips
Get the currencies you need for the places you're going
- Plan ahead and buy before you fly
Have cash on hand when you arrive at your destination for incidentals, local experiences, and emergencies
- Competitive exchange rates
Save time and money by getting foreign currency from TD before you leave
- Exchange currency at a TD Bank near you
Immediate exchange is available for the most common currencies at many of our locations, or we can order it for you to pick up typically within 2-3 business days
- Exchange foreign currency for U.S. dollars
When you get home, exchange your foreign cash for U.S. dollars at your local TD Bank – Learn more about foreign currency services at TD
Cards – the safe, convenient way to travel
Save on foreign transaction fees
When you use your TD Bank cards overseas, you’ll pay no foreign transaction fees.
A foreign transaction fee is typically a 3% charge on any transaction. That can really add up: a typical family vacation overseas could cost $5,000 – a possible savings of $150 in fees! That’s another dinner in your favorite city, a babysitter for the kids plus parents’ night out, or even another night at your hotel.
When you save on fees, you can spend more on what makes a vacation great – adventures and memories.
Other helpful tips for world travelers
- Important phone numbers
Save these international numbers for emergencies:
Debit and prepaid cards:
- Bring TD along for the trip
Download the TD Mobile Banking App for your smartphone and tablet to track your transactions while you travel
- Take care with your cash
Don't keep all your cash in one place – and use a money belt to protect any cash and documents from pickpockets
- Stay smart, safe and on budget
The TD Connect reloadable prepaid card is a great alternative to cash and helps you stay on budget. Load funds before you go and set up balance alerts through Visa’s prepaid site to stay on track
- Find out what's up where you're going
Check the State Department website3 for alerts and additional travel resources
Put TD on your itinerary
The key to a successful trip is preparation, and we’re prepared to help – with all the details.