- Pack extra passport size photographs in case you need to get a
duplicate passport made or need a visa extension.
- Carry copies of birth certificates, passport and visas in case
you lose your originals.
- Why be flummoxed by tricky currency conversion every time you are
shopping abroad? Carry a currency conversion cheat-sheet cut to
credit card size and slip it into your wallet to check discreetly.
- Carry your State and International driving license if you plan to
drive in a foreign country.
- Money, Traveller's Cheques, and credit cards should be divided
into several portions. Large bills, cheques, and at least one credit
card should be kept on the person in a money pouch or belt that is
not readily accessible or obvious.
- Never carry large amounts of cash. Use Traveller's Cheques or
credit cards for most purchases, but first make sure they are
accepted in the areas you will be visiting.
- If youre coming from a yellow fever area, be sure you have
your health certificate.
- Some countries make it mandatory for you to have travel medical
insurance to enable you to get a visa - check with your travel agent
- Its always a good idea to be insured when youre
travelling. The cover depends on the premium you pay but basic areas
covered include medical costs, lost baggage and passports, losses
incurred due to flight delays, cancellations etc, personal liability
and legal fees.
- When travelling abroad, check with your medical insurance
provider on how to reach a representative while you are abroad and
how to obtain compensation for any care received.
- Seek professional advice from an insurance broker before you buy
travel insurance. As long as your insurance agent understand the
nature of your travel, they will draw up a comprehensive policy
meeting all your requirements and covering all the risks you could
possibly be exposed to.
- If you rent a car, its a good idea to buy liability