Brasilia Travel - Tips & News

Tips & News

TRAVEL CHECKLIST

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.
TRAVEL CHECKLIST

PACKING

 Clothes:You should always make sure your light colored clothes are packed inside out. Roll your clothes instead of folding them to avoid creasing, then place them in vacuum compression bags. To use these bags, put your clothes in, seal the bag, then squeeze the air out. It’s important to keep your clothes smelling fresh. By taking small fabric conditioner sheets or scented drawer liners, you'll keep your clothes smelling sweet throughout the trip.

 Gadgets:If you want to organize your packing then get yourself a stash of zip lock bags. Use them to store phone charger, camera charger, adaptors, headphones house keys, parking ticket and other loose accessories.

  Liquids:To prevent liquids from leaking and contaminating your luggage, take the lids off liquid bottles and add a layer of cling-film to the neck of the container before replacing the lid. Then use clear tape to seal the gap where the lid joins the container. Now you can travel without the worry of any spills.

PACKING

PROHIBITED ITEMS

Going through airport security without any extra delays will be a lot easier if you avoid taking banned or restricted items through the security checkpoint. While the following descriptions of banned or restricted items are based on TSA rules and guidelines, most countries have similar restrictions.

The following items are completely banned from aircraft, and should not be brought to the airport:

Explosive and incendiary materials,Flammable Items,Gasses and pressure containers,Matches,Oxidizers and organic peroxides,Poisons, Infectious materials ,Corrosives, Organics,Radioactive materials,Magnetic materials,Marijuana (cannabis,Other dangerous items like Tear gas, spray paint, swimming pool or spa chlorine, and torch lighters.

For detailed information about banned items please refer to the link http://www.airsafe.com/danger.htm

PROHIBITED ITEMS