Making an international trip can be very daunting; besides the travel documentation and paper work that can be lengthy if not planned well, there are other essential things to consider before boarding the flight.
Travel agencies usually provide advisories for international passengers depending upon the place you are headed to. But, factoring in details pertaining to specific vital circumstance can make so much difference between an enjoyable trop and a botched trip.
Some checklist to note down are;
Make sure travel documents like passports, tickets, visas, accompanying papers, etc. are kept safe in a place that can be easily accessed. Make at least two extra copies of all documents are with you in case originals get stolen or misplaced. Also, leaving a copy of a passport with a family member or a friend can be useful in cases of stole or lost passports. A scanned soft copy of your email id can also be highly useful.
Make sure all debit and credit cards are usable in the destination you will be visiting. It better to inform the bank, if you are visiting on an extended trip for six months or more. Keep abreast of currency conversion rates.
Health And Security
Getting a complete health check up and taking certified documents for medical insurance and vaccinations is also important. Carrying a prescription from a doctor for medication you are on is also required. Check with the insurance provider if medical emergencies are included.
Packing And Luggage
Its better to carry a set of clothes and essential in hand luggage in case checked – in baggage gets lost or arrives later. Also remember to read travel restrictions and regulations on the number of bags that are allowed for cabin and check – in along with size and weight of travel bags and suitcases.