Before traveling abroad, notify your credit card company

All major credit card companies are especially wary when your credit card is used in a location far from where you usually use it. This can potentially lead to declined charges and an unusable credit account when you least want it. To prevent this, let your credit card company know when you’ll be traveling. You might also want to consider a travel credit card if you travel outside the country frequently, so you don’t have to do this repeatedly and can avoid foreign transaction fees.