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Travelling overseas

Are you planning to visit the USA and use your Al Rayan Bank card?

Travelling overseas

If you plan to travel outside the UK, please let us know the following information:

  • Where you are travelling
  • When you are travelling and the duration of the stay
  • Update your contact numbers, including any temporary numbers that you may be contacted on  

This information will be noted on your account and will alert us to upcoming transactions that will occur outside of your typical spending behaviour.

Due to international rules and restrictions, your Al Rayan Bank debit card may be restricted in certain countries, so please have an alternative method of payment available where possible.

Al Rayan Bank Debit Cards are blocked from any transaction in the following countries:  

  • Belarus
  • Congo, the DRC
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Eritrea
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Iran (Islamic Republic Of)
  • Korea, D.P.R.O. (North Korea)
  • Liberia
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Serbia
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Zimbabwe

Al Rayan Bank Debit Cards are limited to ATM and chip & pin point of sale transactions in the following countries:  

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Colombia
  • Congo
  • Ecuador
  • Estonia
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Iraq
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon
  • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  • Lithuania
  • Macedonia
  • Mauritius
  • Moldova, Republic Of
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Nigeria
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Sierra Leone
  • Tajikistan
  • Ukraine
  • United States (If you are planning to visit the USA and intend to use your Al Rayan Bank card, please contact us for more information).
  • Uzbekistan