Travelling Abroad

Some tips for when travelling abroad to help make your trip go smoothly;

    • Pay in the local currency
      When buying something abroad you may be asked if you want to pay in Euro or the local currency. We would recommend you should always pay in the local currency as higher charges typically are applied by retailers if you opt to convert your transaction to Euro.
    • Pay with credit rather than debit
      When making purchases at a point of sale, it is generally cheaper to use your credit card. Use your debit card when withdrawing cash at an ATM.
    • Be aware of ATM withdrawal limits abroad, see below to find out more
    • Bring the lost and stolen cards phone number with you
      We have a 24-hour service to cancel your lost or stolen credit/debit card and issue replacement card(s).

    To report your Bank of Ireland card(s) lost/stolen please telephone the appropriate number listed below: 24 hr Emergency Lost/Stolen Helpline: +353 56 7757007 from abroad or 1890 706 706 for within ROI.

    • ATM withdrawal limits abroad
      ATM Type Daily limit
      Chipped ATM – most of Western Europe (generally located at bank branches) €500 / £500
      Non-Chipped ATM (usually smaller retail ATMs found in shopping centres, hotels etc.) €250 / £250

      List of specific countries with different Non-Chipped ATM Limit

      Barbados €100 / £100 Malaysia €100 / £100
      Bolivia €100 / £100 Nepal €100 / £100
      Bulgaria €100 / £100 Pakistan €100 / £100
      Cambodia €100 / £100 Peru €100 / £100
      China €100 / £100 Philippines €100 / £100
      Colombia €100 / £100 Romania €100 / £100
      Dominican Republic €100 / £100 Russia €100 / £100
      Dutch Antilles €100 / £100 South Korea €100 / £100
      Greece €60 / £60 Taiwan €100 / £100
      India €100 / £100 Thailand €150 / £150
      Indonesia €100 / £100 Trinidad and Tobago €100 / £100
      Jamaica €150 / £150 Ukraine €100 / £100
      Laos €100 / £100 USA €250/ £250 ($250)
      Latvia €100 / £100 Vietnam €100 / £100
      Lithuania €100 / £100


      • The above limits are daily withdrawal limits
      • Daily limits are lower at non chipped ATMs
      • Some Foreign Banks have their own ATM withdrawal limits which may be lower than those listed above
      • If your initial ATM withdrawal request is refused, please try again using a lower amount