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Using your
Card abroad

With worldwide acceptance and rewards for spend, your Card's the perfect travel companion.

Planning a trip or already overseas?
Choose an option below to find out more about using your Card while travelling.

To make your holiday even more relaxing,
there are a few things we suggest you do before you take off.

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Pre-travel checklist

  • Check your Card before you leave, just to make sure it doesn’t expire while you are overseas.
  • Be aware of your Credit Card limit if you plan on spending while you’re away.
  • Save your insurance details, including policy and contact numbers in a handy place.
  • To avoid any extra charges, set up automatic Credit Card payments before you go.
  • Download our mobile app to easily manage your Account, wherever you are.

Download the Amex Mobile App

Should I tell American Express I’m travelling?

Thanks to American Express Fraud Protection, you don’t need to let us know when you are travelling overseas. Because of our robust security systems, we continually monitor uncharacteristic transactions on your Account that we suspect might be fraudulent. If we detect any suspicious activity, we will make every effort to contact you.

Make your next trip a great one

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Booking your travel

With American Express Travel Online
Book your flight and accommodation with us and you’ll earn Membership Rewards points.

With points
Pay for your next trip with Membership Rewards points and/or a Travel Credit.

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Complimentary Travel

As an American Express Card Member, depending on your Card type you could get access to complimentary Travel Insurance, when you use your Card to pay for a trip.

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Purchase Travel Insurance

If you’re planning a trip, we offer Card Members access to a range of insurance policies with optional extras.

Need an extra Card for your travel partner?

Apply for an Additional Card to share the benefits and convenience of your American Express® Card when you’re travelling with someone. Earn points on your spend and have a back up Card should anything go wrong.3

Understand your Membership benefits

On top of complimentary Travel Insurance, airport lounge access and other exclusive benefits, your American Express Membership has been designed to make your travel time even more enjoyable.

Get away sooner with the fastest earning AirpointsTM Platinum Credit Card

The American Express
Airpoints Platinum Card

  • Every $59 you spend = 1 Airpoints Dollar™1
  • Complimentary passes to over 1,000 airport lounges with Priority Pass™2 and the Amex Lounge at Sydney International Airport or Melbourne International Airport

Need to know more about managing your Account?

Whether you’re just getting started, or want to learn more about maximising your Card benefits, here’s everything you need to know about managing your Card.

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