India and France have signed an agreement allowing India's Unified Payments Interface (UPI) to be used in the case of retail payments.
With this new deal, Indian tourists can make rupee payments in France using UPI.
Earlier they could only use credit and debit cards for payments.
But scanning the QR code or UPI id is an option now.
International payments through credit or debit cards usually have markup charges between 0.99 per cent and 3.5 per cent.
Now, in UPI’s case, the markup charges might not be there.
UPI payments are allowed in Singapore since February after a deal between UPI and Singapore's PayNow.
PhonePe also has payments abroad enabled and international merchant outlets in Singapore, the UAE, Bhutan, Nepal, and Mauritius that have their own QR codes are supported.