Make your travel easy with international UPI transactions

UPI Transactions
Jul 12, 2023

Make your travel easy with international UPI transactions

For backpackers, choosing the right kind of payment mode for an international trip has always been a common problem. However, what if we tell you that our government have brought a permanent solution by rolling out the option of making payment through UPI? Read on; how it’s beneficial for travellers and the overall tourism industry.

How is it helpful for NRIs?

NRIs having NRO (Non-Resident Ordinary) or NRE (Non-Resident External) accounts can transfer money to India using UPI with their international number.

Which nations’ cellphone numbers owned by NRIs allow them to conduct UPI transactions with India?

Singapore, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Oman, Qatar, USA, Saudi Arabia, UAE and the UK.

Transaction fees

It is expected to charge less than 10% of the transaction amount. However, an accurate charge is yet to be announced by NIPL (NPCI international payments limited).

Note: The international UPI payment system is still in its initial stages of use in the above-listed countries and may not be available everywhere. Hence, it is advised to keep a secondary payment mode handy in such situations. To know what other mode of payment you can use internationally, you can read our blog on the same.

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