Travel VPN: Get the best VPN for going overseas
Headed abroad? Whether you’re taking a short vacation or relocating for good, use a VPN to access your social media accounts, unblock your favorite entertainment sites, and stay connected with friends and family.
ExpressVPN has easy-to-use apps for all devices. Set up in five minutes.
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Connect to a VPN location in any of 94 countries.
Enjoy any website and online service—wherever you are!
How does an international VPN work?
ExpressVPN changes your IP address to an IP of your choice by routing it through any one of our secure VPN servers in 94 countries, that you choose when you connect.
Connecting to a VPN server will make it seem like you are in the same place as the server location. For example, if you are in the U.S. and you connect to a VPN location in the UK, you will appear to be in the UK. If you are in Canada and you connect to a location in Australia, websites and apps will think you are located in Australia. This allows you to access Gmail, Twitter, Skype, and many other sites and services.
Unblock Facebook with a VPN
Going to a country that doesn’t allow access to Facebook? Don’t worry about unfriending your favorite social network just yet.
Simply use a VPN to sign in to Facebook or Facebook Messenger and stay connected with your loved ones.
Post photos with Instagram anywhere
One of the joys of going abroad is discovering new cultures and sharing them with those at home. Unfortunately, many governments restrict access to Instagram and other photo-sharing services.
The solution? Use a VPN to share snaps from overseas wherever and whenever you want. Simply connect to a country where Instagram isn’t blocked and share away!
Watch YouTube and online TV abroad
Can you imagine spending a day, let alone weeks and months, without YouTube or your favorite online shows?
With a VPN, you won’t have to. With the ability to switch among servers in 94 countries worldwide, you’ll have no problem accessing the best the internet has to offer. Stream your favorite sports, catch the latest online shows, or enjoy unlimited downloads—all with best-in-class security and online anonymity.
Access WhatsApp and other chat apps overseas
WhatsApp and other chat apps now occupy an essential role in our daily lives. With ExpressVPN, you’ll be able to keep up with your friends and family no matter where you are.
Send a message, share a photo, or hop onto a video call. You can do it all—with maximum privacy and security.
Resist government and ISP surveillance
When you visit another country, you play by the online rules set by the local government and internet service providers (ISP). Many governments and ISPs routinely peek into your internet traffic to track your movements online and may even store confidential information about you.
Protect yourself with ExpressVPN’s 256-bit AES encryption. Use ExpressVPN to anonymize your browsing data, social media passwords, or online banking credentials. Take back your right to a private internet now.
FAQ: Travel abroad with a VPN
Is it OK to use a VPN?
Using a VPN is perfectly legitimate—millions of people around the world access the internet via a VPN every day. VPN networks are used by companies to keep sensitive business data secure, and consumers use VPNs all the time to access censored sites like Facebook, and even to enhance their online gaming experience.
Learn more about why a VPN is safer and more reliable than free proxy servers.
Can I access sites and services from anywhere?
Yes! A VPN allows you to access your favorite sites and services from anywhere in the world.
If you’re traveling to a country where you think a site might be blocked, sign up to ExpressVPN before you leave to ensure you can get onto all your social media and messaging apps wherever you are.
How do I use a VPN when traveling abroad?
To get a VPN for traveling, follow these simple steps:
Download the app to your device
Connect to ExpressVPN and select a country where the site you want to access isn’t blocked
Enjoy the entire internet
Do I need a VPN when I travel?
It’s a good idea for several reasons. Depending on which country you’re traveling to, a VPN can help you maintain access to your favorite apps and sites that may be blocked, and it encrypts your online activity to keep your browsing private.
What country should I set my VPN to?
It depends on your needs. If you want to access an app or stream a show that's restricted by country, select a location on our app in a country where it's available. If you don't need to appear in any specific country, you can use ExpressVPN’s Smart Location feature to find the VPN location best suited to your network conditions.
Learn more in the ExpressVPN guide to choosing a VPN server location.
Try the best travel VPN risk-free
Take advantage of ExpressVPN’s risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee:
If you’re not satisfied using ExpressVPN abroad for any reason, contact Support within 30 days and get a full refund.