A useful pre travel checklist here that will hopefully be of value - Documents * Check passport validation (at least 6 months remaining validity). * Arrange visas for entry into countries to be visited, including those that you will transit. * Pack an extra set of passport photos along with a photocopy of your passport information page to make replacement of your passport easier in the event it is lost or stolen. * Carry a current driver's license with your photo on it. Make sure it will not expire during your trip. * Leave a copy of your itinerary with family or friends at home in case they need to contact you in an emergency. Arrange to check in with them at regular intervals. * Make two photocopies of your passport identification page, airline tickets, and driver's license that you plan to bring with you. Leave one photocopy of these data with family or friends at home; pack the other in a place separate from where you carry your valuables. * Make a list of addresses and emergency telephone numbers for embassies and local consulates. * Have a hardcopy email confirmation of hotel accommodation, address / telephone number. * Make a list with your blood type, allergies, medical conditions, medications you are taking, and other special medical requirements. * Check with the airline and your personal insurance company regarding coverage for lost luggage. Hard-shell type suitcases with locks are preferable. * Email digital copy of any relevant important documentation to yourself or have access to it via a form of cloud storage such as Dropbox or iCloud. Health * Take a copy of your prescriptions and the generic names for the drugs. * Take an extra set of eyeglasses or contact lenses. * Take a health book (record of immunizations). * Carry a small first aid kit. * Take any medicines you need in your carry-on luggage. * Carry face masks, gloves (optional), sanitiser. Money. Cards. and Phone * Obtain a modest amount of foreign currency before you leave your home country. * Take only the credit cards you need. * Carry the minimum amount of valuables necessary for your trip and plan a place or places to conceal them. * Make two copies of the numbers of credit cards and travellers' checks if you use them, along with telephone numbers to report their loss, and air ticket numbers and store them in your wallet or briefcase. * Ask your credit card company how to report the loss of your card from abroad. Your company should have a number that you can call while you are overseas. * Consider getting a telephone calling card. * Consider worldwide paging or satellite cellular service. * Carry unlocked phone. * Inform bank that you will be travelling so your card does not get blocked during travel. Luggage * Put your name. address, and telephone numbers inside and outside or each piece of luggage. Use covered luggage tags to avoid casual observation of your identity or nationality. * Buy locks for your luggage. * Keep everything that’s important in your daypack. Insurance * Check on whether your health insurance covers you abroad. Language * Learn a few words of the local language “hello, please, sorry, and thank you”. Google Translate is a great tool. Misc * Check FCO website for any relevant info on your destination of travel.

Posted by Shaun (BBA Team) at 2021-04-14 19:22:39 UTC