Countries Which Accept UPI Payments

18 JULY, 2023

Amrutha Pagad

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Bhutan was the first foreign country to accept UPI transactions through BHIM app. QR-based payments are also enabled in Bhutan. 


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PhonePe became the first Indian fintech company to support cross-border UPI transactions. Nepal adopted UPI in March 2022. 


PM Modi announced that soon UPI transactions will be enabled in France, during his visit to the country. It will begin at the Eiffel tower.  


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In August 2022, India and UK agreed to set up UPI transactions through solutions provider PayXpert. UPI-based QR codes will also come to the UK soon. 


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In October 2022, Worldline tied up with India's NIPL to bring UPI to Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Switzerland.

european countries

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BHIM UPI was made live in UAE in April 2022 by a payment subsidiary of Mashreq bank.  


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In November 2022, Oman signed a deal with India's NIPL to link UPI to its payment system. 


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In February 2023, India’s UPI collaborated with PayNow in Singapore to allow UPI and PayNow users to exchange funds. 


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NIPL signed a deal with Liquid Group to enable QR-based UPI in 10 countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan.

other asian countries

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