Our top tips for travelling abroad

Our travel top tips will help you plan for your next trip abroad and may save you money.

1. Buy travel money before you fly

Let us take some of the hassle out of your travel plans. With Bank of Scotland you can choose to order travel money to your home or collect from your local branch.

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2. Check your expiry dates

Make sure you take your latest debit or credit card on your travels if you’ve recently received a new one.

You should also check your passport before you travel to ensure it is valid for your whole trip.

3. Arrange your travel insurance

If you are going abroad you should take out travel insurance to ensure you are covered if the unexpected happens.

Our Platinum Account has travel insurance included, plus a range of other benefits for a monthly maintaining the account fee.

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4. Read our charges and fees

Our charges and fees for using your card abroad may vary depending on your destination.

Check out your card fees before you travel to make sure you know how much you're going to be spending.

5. Update your contact details

Make sure your email address and phone numbers are up to date so that we could contact you when you're away if needed.

Log in to Internet Banking and then click on ‘Your Profile’ to see your details.

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6. Always follow FCDO advice

We want you to have a safe and enjoyable trip.

You should always follow Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice.

You can get country-specific advice from the FCDO website.

Report your card as lost or stolen

If your debit or credit card is lost or stolen, you can  report this and request a replacement through Internet Banking.

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Or you can call us on 0800 028 8335 (lines open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). If you are calling from abroad, you can call us on +44 (0) 131 454 1605.

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