By Rajat Gaur
Updated On November 2, 2021

Axis Bank World Traveller Forex Card is a co-branded prepaid card by Axis Bank in collaboration with Germany-based Lufthansa airlines. The card earns you Miles under Lufthansa airline’s Miles & More frequent flyer program.

It is a MasterCard prepaid card and is accepted at all retail outlets and online shopping portals that accept MasterCard credit/debit cards. The card can be loaded in 16 widely used currencies including USD, Euro, Pound, etc, and no foreign currency mark-up fee is applicable on transactions done in the currency loaded on the card. However, a cross-currency usage fee is charged on transactions made in a currency other than the one loaded on the card. Read on to learn more about this co-branded offering by Axis Bank.

Axis Bank World Traveller Forex Card

Best Suited For

Travel |

Joining Fee

Rs. 500 (plus applicable taxes)

Reward Type

AirMiles |

Product Details

  • Can be loaded in 16 widely used currencies including Euro, USD, Pounds, Dirham and many more.
  • Card accepted at over 30 million retail outlets and over 1,00,000 e-commerce sites in India and internationally.
  • Complimentary membership of Miles & More frequent flyer program.
  • 1,000 award miles as a welcome benefit on loading the card for the first time.
  • 2,000 Bonus Miles on loading more than USD 4,000.
  • 5 Miles for every USD 5 spent with the card.
  • Cashback of up to Rs. 1,000 on VI international roaming packs every time the card is loaded/reloaded.
  •  24×7 emergency assistance during international travel by TripAssist in case of loss of card/wallet/baggage.

Rewards and Benefits

Welcome Benefits

1,000 Miles on loading the card for the first time.

Movie & Dining

N/A

Rewards Rate

5 Miles for every USD 5 spent with the card

Reward Redemption

Miles redeemable against flight bookings, hotel reservations, car rentals, shopping or for donations

Travel

Acceptance of 16 widely used currencies, cashback of up to Rs. 1,000 on VI international roaming packs, 24×7 assistance during international travel by TripAssist

Golf

N/A

Domestic Lounge Access

N/A

International Lounge Access

N/A

Insurance Benefits

N/A

Zero Liability Protection

Cardholder not liable for any fraudulent transaction with the card pot reporting the loss of card to the bank

Fees & Charges

Joining Fee

Rs. 500 (plus applicable taxes)

Renewal Fee

N/A

Spend based Waiver

N/A

Rewards Redemption Fee

N/A

Rewards Redemption Fee

N/A

Foreign Currency Markup

3.50% of the transaction amount on cross-currency usage

Interest Rates

N/A

Fuel Surcharge

N/A

Cash Advance Charge

0.5% of the transaction amount (subject to a maximum charge of USD 75) or USD 2.25 on ATM withdrawals

Add-on Card Fee

N/A

Axis Bank World Traveller Forex Card Welcome Benefits

  • Complimentary membership of the Miles & More frequent flyer program.
  • 1,000 Miles credited to the Miles & More account on loading the card for the first time.

Axis Bank World Traveller Forex Card Rewards

  • 5 Award Miles per USD 5 spent with the card.
  • 2,000 Award Miles on loading more than USD 4,000 to the card.

Reward Redemption

The Miles earned are transferred to the Miles & More account registered with the bank, which can be redeemed for flight bookings and upgrades (on all Star Alliance member carriers including Lufthansa Airlines, United Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, and Singapore Airlines), hotel reservations, shopping at partner merchants, car rentals or for donations for a good cause.

Axis Bank World Traveller Forex Card Travel Benefits

  • Cashback of up to Rs. 1,000 on VI international roaming packs.
  • The card can be loaded in 16 different widely used currencies including USD, Euro, Pound, Dirham, etc.
  • No forex mark-up fee on transactions made in the currency loaded on the card (cross-currency usage fee of 3.5% of the transaction amount applicable on transactions made in a currency other than the one loaded on the card).

Axis Bank World Traveller Forex Card Fees & Charges

  • You are charged an initial fee of Rs. 500 (exclusive of GST) at the time of issuance of the card.
  • Reload fee of Rs. 100 applicable every time the card is reloaded.
  • You are charged a cash withdrawal fee of USD 2.25 (or equivalent) every time you withdraw cash from an ATM.
  • A cash advance fee of 0.5% of the transaction amount (maximum fee of USD 75) is also applicable on cash withdrawals with the card.
  • No forex mark-up fee is applicable on transactions made in the currency loaded on the card. However, a cross-currency usage fee of 3.5% of the transaction amount is levied on transactions done in a currency other than the one loaded on the card.

Loading/Reloading Axis Bank World Traveller Forex Card

You can load/reload your Axis Bank World Traveller Forex Card-

  • via internet banking or Axis Bank Mobile app.
  • by visiting your nearest Axis Bank branch (you can also authorize your family members to load your card when you are on a foreign trip by giving them a duly signed authorization letter).

Supported Currencies

Axis Bank World Traveller Forex Card supports loading in any of the following 16 currencies- United States Dollar, EURO Pound, Sterling, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Swiss Franc, Japanese Yen, Singapore Dollar, Swedish Krona/Kronor, UAE Dirham, Saudi Royal, Thai Baht, New Zealand Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, South African Rand and Danish Krone.

How to apply for Axis Bank World Traveller Forex Card

You can apply for the Axis Bank World Traveller Forex Card by submitting a copy of your passport (with visa), air tickets and PAN Card.

Conclusion

If you are a frequent flyer to international destinations, Axis Bank World Traveller Forex Card is certainly worth your consideration. The Miles earned on the card are credited to the Miles & More account linked with the card, and since Lufthansa airlines is a Star Alliance member, the Miles earned can be redeemed not only for spends on Lufthansa but also on all other Star Alliance member airlines including Air India, Air Canada, Singapore Airlines, Australian Airlines, etc. What’s your take on this co-branded offering by Axis Bank? Do let us know in the comments.

FAQs:

Miles & More is an airline loyalty program by Lufthansa airlines, which is a member of the Star Alliance (world’s largest global airlines alliance with members including United Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, and Singapore Airlines). The miles added to your Miles & More account can be redeemed for flight bookings with all the Star Alliance member airlines. Apart from flight bookings, the Miles earned under the Miles & More frequent flyer program can also be redeemed for shopping at partner merchants, car rentals and donations.

You can load any of the following 16 currencies on your Axis Bank World Traveller Forex Card- United States Dollar, EURO Pound, Sterling, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Swiss Franc, Japanese Yen, Singapore Dollar, Swedish Krona/Kronor, UAE Dirham, Saudi Royal, Thai Baht, New Zealand Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, South African Rand and Danish Krone.

No, you don’t get any airport lounge access with Axis Bank World Traveller Forex Card.

As it is a prepaid card, there are no income-based eligibility criteria for Axis Bank World Traveller Forex Card.

No, there is no annual fee for Axis Bank World Traveller Forex Card. Although, you have to pay an initial fee of Rs. 500 (plus applicable taxes) at the time of card issuance.

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