It’s a good idea to take more than one means of accessing your money with you, rather than just relying on one. For example, besides having a Visa Debit card or a Credit card, it’s worthwhile taking some foreign currency as well so that if your card is stolen or lost, you won’t be left without access to cash. Also, with Digital Cards and the option to use Mobile Wallets, you may have extra options available to you for online purchases or where these contactless payments are accepted.
Remember that arranging these before you go can take a few days, so it’s best not to leave getting them to the last minute.
If you are currently travelling and need help with a lost or stolen card, please call the reverse charge Visa International Hotline, available 24 hours a day on +61 2 8299 9101. They will be able to assist with more information and options for you while you are still overseas.