When it comes to traveling, a little homework and the right documents lined up early makes a world of difference. You don't have to plan for every possible situation, but at least make sure the basics are covered.
- Prior to your departure, we recommend that you check the entry and travel requirements for your destination. It is your responsibility to check the expiration dates of these documents and renew them if necessary .Some countries require a passport that is valid several months beyond the expected return date. In addition, a return ticket or proof that you will exit the country may also be
- Bring copies of your passport in case your passport gets stolen or lost and leave an electronic copy of your passport stored in your email account for extra backup.
- Be aware of any travel warning or alerts for your destination country, which describe risks to you and may affect your travel plans. Register with your embassy. If there’s a problem in the country, this will make it easier for your government to contact you and get you to safety .Always carry contact details for the nearest embassy or consulate with you, in English and the local language.
- Find out about health precautions and recommendations for vaccinations and other travel health precautions for your trip abroad. Renew all essential prescriptions. Also, ask you medical insurance provider if your policy applies overseas for emergencies. If it doesn’t, and you want to add extra coverage, consider supplemental insurance.
- Prepare to handle money overseas. Before you go, notify your bank and credit card company of your travel, and check exchange rates. Go to a bank or ATM in the country you’re visiting. The conversion centers in the airport or around the city tend to be huge rip-offs. You won’t get charged as many fees at the ATM or the bank, and the conversion will be exact. Always have local cash. Not every place takes credit cards. Especially important places like trains or buses.