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COVID-19: Contactless Transaction Thresholds 

 

Below you will find the new contactless transaction thresholds to reduce physical contact at the point of sale. Bookmark this page to check back for ongoing updates to the thresholds in other countries as we are continuing to assess the evolving situation. 

 

As a reminder, American Express does not require any merchants globally to collect or provide Card Members’ signatures for any purchase transactions at the point of sale.

 

Contactless Transaction Thresholds [As of June 10, 2020]

 

Country Previous Threshold New Threshold Effective Date
Anguilla
65 XCD (25 USD) 270 XCD (100 USD) 2-Jun-2020
Antigua & Barbuda 65 XCD (25 USD) 270 XCD (100 USD) 2-Jun-2020
Aruba 45 AWG (25 USD) 180 AWG (100 USD) 2-Jun-2020
Australia 100 AUD 200 AUD  30-Mar-2020
Austria 25 EUR 50 EUR 9-Apr-2020
Bahamas 25 BSD (25 USD) 100 BSD (100 USD) 2-Jun-2020
Barbados 50 BBD (25 USD) 200 BBD (100 USD) 2-Jun-2020
Belgium 25 EUR 50 EUR 30-Mar-2020
Bermuda 25 BMD (25 USD)
100 BMD (100 USD) 2-Jun-2020
Bolivia 120 BOB (25 USD) 690 BOB (100 USD) 2-Jun-2020
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius & Saba 25 USD 100 USD 2-Jun-2020
British Virgin Islands
25 USD 100 USD 2-Jun-2020
Canada 100 CAD 250 CAD 21-Mar-2020
Cayman Islands 20 KYD (25 USD) 83 KYD (100 USD) 2-Jun-2020
Croatia 100 HRK  250 HRK 26-Mar-2020
Curacao 45 ANG (25 USD) 179 ANG (100 USD) 2-Jun-2020
Cyprus 20 EUR 50 EUR 25-Mar-2020
Dominica
65 XCD (25 USD) 270 XCD (100 USD) 2-Jun-2020
Greece 25 EUR 50 EUR 30-Mar-2020
Grenada
65 XCD (25 USD) 270 XCD (100 USD) 2-Jun-2020
Guyana
3055 GYD (25 USD) 20000 GYD (100 USD) 2-Jun-2020
Haiti
945 HTG (25 USD) 10000 HTG (100 USD) 2-Jun-2020
Hungary 5000 HUF 15000 HUF 15-Apr-2020
Iceland 4200 ISK 7500 ISK 27-Mar-2020
Ireland 30 EUR 50 EUR 20-Mar-2020
Italy 25 EUR 50 EUR 31-Mar-2020
Jamaica
1800 JMD  (25 USD) 10000 JMD (100 USD) 2-Jun-2020
Luxembourg 20 EUR 50 EUR 1-Apr-2020
Mexico 400 MXP 1500 MXP 20-July-2020
Montserrat
65 XCD (25 USD) 270 XCD (100 USD) 2-Jun-2020
Netherlands
25 EUR 50 EUR 30-Mar-2020
New Zealand 80 NZD 200 NZD 9-Apr-2020
Norway 350 NOK 500 NOK 19-Mar-2020
Poland 50 PLN 100 PLN 24-Mar-2020
Saint Martin
25 USD 100 USD 2-Jun-2020
Saint Barthelemy
25 USD 100 USD 2-Jun-2020
Sint Maarten
45 ANG (25 USD) 179 ANG (100 USD) 2-Jun-2020
Slovakia 20 EUR 50 EUR 24-Mar-2020
Spain 20 EUR 50 EUR 30-Mar-2020
St. Kitts
65 XCD (25 USD) 270 XCD (100 USD) 2-Jun-2020
St. Lucia
65 XCD (25 USD) 270 XCD (100 USD) 2-Jun-2020
St. Vincent & The Grenadines
65 XCD (25 USD) 270 XCD (100 USD) 2-Jun-2020
Suriname
40 SRD (25 USD) 746 SRD (100 USD) 2-Jun-2020
Sweden 350 SEK 400 SEK 17-Apr-2020
Trinidad & Tobago
155 TTD (25 USD) 674 TTD (100 USD) 2-Jun-2020
Turks & Caicos
25 USD 100 USD 2-Jun-2020
UK 30 GBP  45 GBP  1-Apr-2020
US 50 USD 200 USD 24-Mar-2020
U.S. Territories 50 USD 200 USD 24-Mar-2020