Is it still a must to use EEA offline POS to activate the card?

Have EEA debit cards but not in Europe now.

Would like to activate a new Curve card, to make it possible for both online and offline transactions.

Yet not able to do EEA offline Pos transactions.

Not sure if it is possible to active the card without offline EEA POS?

Thanks!

Hmmm, is anyone here? Thanks