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Author: mauiwahine

Joined: 12/28/2010
Posts: 8
Trips Taken: 2
Traveler Since: 2011

March 13, 2013

I was notifying my bank today that I will be traveling in South Africa and was told was told that you can't actually register my card do to restrictions from OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control).  Africa is on the list as being high risk, etc for fraud. 

Has anyone that has recently traveled there had any problems with their cards being declined, etc. The bank said their may not be a problem but "could be".  I hate the thought that I could have problems and don't like the idea of carrying a lot of cash.

Any input would be appreciated.

Mahalo!

 

 

Author: pauline

Joined: 3/9/2010
Posts: 886
Trips Taken: 11
Countries Visited:

England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Malta, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, China, Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Canada, Russia, Ukraine

Traveler Since: 1999

March 13, 2013

Out of curiosity, I just checked the website for OFAC and they list Zimbabwe.  Are you taking that extension?

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