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Regional eSIMs: Stay Connected in Multiple Countries

Picture yourself traveling to multiple countries within a region. What if you could use one SIM card to access them all? And, instead of buying a physical card, you could download a plan directly to your phone. Well, you can! Regional eSIMs

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Welcome to the future of regional data plans with Airalo‘s eSIMs.

What Are Regional eSIMs?

Airalo offers six regional eSIM packages:

Each of these regional plans keeps you connected throughout multiple countries while you travel. For example, during a trip to Western Europe, you can use a Europe eSIM to stay connected while you travel from Paris to Amsterdam to Berlin. Your eSIM data pack will activate the minute you land at each destination.

Regional planning is much easier when you have fast and affordable data at your fingertips. Using a regional eSIM allows you to:

  • Learn what services are connected to and near the airport
  • Find information on the transportation system within the region
  • Access maps to plan your route
  • Contact friends and family and post on social media
  • Discover local communities and events
  • Order your rideshare, book your hotel, or finish your work

What Are eSIMs?

In short, “eSIM” stands for an “embedded subscriber identity module.” Instead of swapping a physical SIM card when you travel to a new destination, you can download a data plan directly to the embedded chip in your phone. With an eSIM, you can access data within moments of arrival and avoid pricey roaming charges from your home provider. Check our list of eSIM-capable devices to find out if your phone is compatible.

What Do Regional Data Packs Cover?

Each regional data package operates a little bit differently. Here, we’ll outline the countries covered by each package, the sizes of packages available, their top-up ability, and restrictions.

Here are a few key terms to keep in mind:

  • Data: The total amount of gigabytes on the card (e.g., 1GB, 3GB, 5GB)
  • Validity: The length of time the pack will be active (e.g., one week, two weeks, four weeks)
  • Plan Type: If the plan is data-only or has a calling credit (most Airalo plans are data-only)
  • Activation Policy: When the plan will activate (e.g., upon installation or upon connecting to a network)
  • eKYC: “Electronically know your customer” checks require you to submit travel documentation before downloading your plan
  • Top-up Option: Indicates if the package can be topped up or not

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Let’s get into what each package offers!

Hello Africa (Africa)

The Hello Africa data pack covers 27 countries:

  • Burkina Faso
  • Central African Republic
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Cameroon
  • The Democratic Republic Of The Congo
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Algeria
  • Malawi
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Eswatini
  • Chad
  • Tunisia
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Republic of the Congo

Plan Sizes:

  • 1GB – 30 Days (USD 27)
  • 3GB – 30 Days (USD 59)

Plan Type: Data Only

Activation Policy: The validity period starts when the eSIM connects to any supported network(s)

eKYC: Not required

Top-Up: Available

Asialink (Asia)

The Asialink data pack covers 14 countries:

  • China
  • Thailand
  • China (Hong Kong)
  • Malaysia
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • Indonesia
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • China (Macau)
  • Philippines
  • Taiwan
  • Vietnam

Plan Sizes:

  • 1GB – 7 Days (USD 5)
  • 3GB – 30 Days (USD 13)
  • 5GB – 30 Days (USD 20)
  • 10GB – 30 Days (USD 37)
  • 50GB – 90 Days (USD 100)
  • 100GB – 189 Days (USD 185)

Plan Type: Data Only

Activation Policy: The validity period starts when the eSIM connects to any supported network(s)

eKYC: Not required

Top-Up: Not Available

Island Hopper (Caribbean Islands)

The Island Hopper data pack covers 24 countries:

  • Aruba
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua And Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bonaire
  • Cayman Islands
  • Curaçao
  • Dominica
  • Guadeloupe
  • Grenada
  • French Guiana
  • Puerto Rico
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Montserrat
  • Martinique
  • Panama
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • The British Virgin Islands

Plan Sizes:

  • 1 GB – 7 Days (USD 15)

Plan Type: Data Only

Activation Policy: The validity period starts when the eSIM connects to any supported network(s)

eKYC: Not required

Top-Up: Available

Eurolink (Europe)

The Eurolink data pack covers 39 countries:

  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Belarus
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Croatia
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Latvia
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • Ukraine

 

Plans Sizes:

  • 1 GB – 7 Days (USD 5)
  • 3 GB – 30 Days (USD 13)
  • 5 GB – 30 Days (USD 20)
  • 10 GB – 30 Days (USD 37)
  • 50 GB – 90 Days (USD 100)
  • 100 GB – 180 Days (USD 185)

Plan Type: Data Only

Activation Policy: The validity period starts when the eSIM connects to any supported network(s)

eKYC: Not required

Top-Up: Available

Latamlink (Latin America)

The Latamlink data pack covers 19 countries:

  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • Guatemala
  • French Guiana
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Paraguay
  • El Salvador
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

 

Plan Sizes:

  • 1 GB – 7 Days (USD 15)
  • 2 GB – 15 Days (USD 28)
  • 3 GB – 30 Days (USD 39)
  • 5 GB – 30 Days (USD 60)

Plan Type: Data Only

Activation Policy: The validity period starts when the eSIM connects to any supported network(s)

eKYC: Not required

Top-Up: Available

Menalink (Middle East & North Africa)

The Menalink data pack covers 15 countries:

  • United Arab Emirates
  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia

Plan Sizes:

  • 1 GB – 7 Days (USD 15)
  • 2 GB – 15 Days (USD 28)
  • 3 GB – 30 Days (USD 39)

Plan Type: Data Only

Activation Policy: The validity period starts when the eSIM connects to any supported network/s.

eKYC: Not required

Top-Up: Available

Key Differences, Comparisons, and Takeaways

The total number of countries covered by each regional package reflects the geographical spacing of each area. Please also note that the total number of countries covered is subject to change.

Plan Type

All regional plans are data-only, meaning you cannot use them to call or text but can use online data.

Activation Policy

All regional plans will activate once connected to a supported network within the region you are visiting.

eKYC requirements

None of Airalo’s regional plans require you to submit travel documents to access them.

Top-Up Options

All regional data packs can be topped up.

Which region will you travel to next? Browse Airalo’s regional eSIMs to find the right one for you.

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