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Geo-blocking – Even More Security for Your BKB Maestro Card

The standard area of use of the BKB Maestro Card (including the BKB Maestro STU Card) is limited to 50 European countries. This restriction will provide added protection against skimming, or fraudulent cash withdrawals using copied card data.

  • Standard approved countries for cash withdrawals

    The Maestro Card can still be used without prior activation in the following 50 European countries:

    • Switzerland
    • Liechtenstein
    • Åland Islands
    • Albania
    • Andorra
    • Belgium
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Bulgaria
    • Denmark
    • Germany
    • Estonia
    • Faröe Islands
    • Finland
    • France
    • Gibraltar
    • Greece
    • Greenland
    • Guernsey
    • Isle of Man
    • Ireland
    • Island
    • Italy
    • Jersey
    • Croatia
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Malta
    • Macedonia
    • Monaco
    • Montenegro
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Austria
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Romania
    • San Marino
    • Sweden
    • Serbia
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
    • Czech Republic
    • Turkey
    • Hungary
    • Vatican
    • United Kingdom
    • Cyprus

Before travelling abroad, please consider in which destinations you would like to use your BKB Maestro Card. In regions outside Europe, you can have your card activated for a limited time – for your vacation, for example.

Activation can be requested at any BKB branch or by phone at 061 266 33 33.

As a supplemental resource, we recommend taking a BKB Credit Card or a Swiss Bankers Travel Cash along with you.