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Check out the complete list of nations that support UPI payments and learn how to activate and use it for international payments

<p>Unified Payments Interface (UPI) services are now offered in Mauritius and Sri Lanka for international payments. On Monday, the debut of the UPI and Rupay card services in both nations was marked with an event that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present at. Earlier this month, Lyra and NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL) launched UPI in France.</p>
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<p>“The launch of India’s UPI services in Sri Lanka and Mauritius underscores the robust linkages between our countries,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on social media.</p>
<p>Entire List of Nations That Take UPI Payments<br />
The last two years have seen UPI become more widely accepted in a number of nations.A global map indicating the nations in which Indians may use UPI to make payments has been posted by MyGovIndia on its official account. Which nations are eligible to utilize UPI? This is an exhaustive list.<br />
Bhutan’s UPI<br />
On July 13, 2021, the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) of Bhutan and NPCI International Payments Ltd (NIPL), the international division of the National Payment Corporation of India, collaborated to allow and execute BHIM UPI QR-based payments in Bhutan.<br />
A news statement from the NPCI dated July 13, 2021 states that the goal of this partnership is to improve financial integration between the two countries by making it possible for Bhutan to accept UPI powered by the BHIM App.<br />
On October 4, 2022, the Central Bank of Oman (CBO), NIPL, and the NPCI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).<br />
The MoU permits the reciprocal acceptance of Oman cards in NPCI networks in India and the acceptance of Indian RuPay cards at all OmanNet network ATMs, point of sale systems, and e-commerce websites, according to a news statement issued by the Indian Embassy in Oman. Additionally, it enables real-time UPI rail-based cross-border payments between Oman and India.<br />
Travelers visiting Mauritius may use the Instant Payment System (IPS) app to make payments to local businesses while they are in India because to the island’s UPI connection.<br />
Banks in Mauritius are able to issue RuPay cards locally via the MauCAS card network thanks to RuPay technology.<br />
Lanka<br />
Travelers from India may use their UPI applications to pay using QR codes at merchant locations in Sri Lanka thanks to digital payments connection.<br />
Nepal<br />
Through mobile banking, Nepali customers may utilize their UPI IDs to conduct bank transactions to India.<br />
France<br />
India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) service is now officially available via the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.<br />
The introduction of the UPI payment mechanism in France, beginning with the Eiffel Tower, has been announced by NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL) in collaboration with Lyra, according to a press statement issued by NPCI on February 2.<br />
Asia-Pacific<br />
In order to facilitate QR-based UPI payments in ten nations—Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Cambodia, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong—NIPL and Liquid Group inked a deal.<br />
How is UPI operated abroad?<br />
In order to begin making UPI payments in Mauritius and Sri Lanka, people must first register a UPI-capable mobile application with their bank account. Users are asked to enter transfer amounts and currencies as well as recipient details such bank account numbers throughout this procedure.<br />
UPI services have just been made available in Paris, France’s Eiffel Tower. Indian tourists may now scan a QR code found on the Eiffel Tower website to make payments using their UPI-enabled smartphones.<br />
The distinction of being the first country to implement cross-border Person to Person (P2P) payment services belongs to Singapore. UPI and PayNow were connected by India and Singapore in February of the previous year.<br />
The Indian diaspora in Singapore benefits from this partnership as it makes quick and affordable money transfers between Singapore and India possible. Remarkably, a number of businesses in Singapore have already started to accept UPI payments using QR codes.<br />
Turning on and using<br />
To enable PhonePe’s UPI International feature:<br />
Go to the home screen by opening the UPI app.<br />
Select the image of your profile.<br />
Choose UPI International under Payment Settings.<br />
After entering your UPI PIN, click Activate next to the appropriate bank account.<br />
To use GooglePay to send money overseas:<br />
Click Scan QR code while the GooglePay app is open.<br />
Scan the QR code to make a purchase.<br />
Put the amount in the foreign currency that is due.<br />
To verify payment, choose the bank account and input the UPI PIN.<br />
UPI: What is it?<br />
With the use of the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), consumers may send money between many bank accounts instantly and securely without disclosing any critical information.</p>