For some traveling, it can be to know the world, for others to identify themselves, to reconnect with the family, to look for lost treasures, to get lost in the jungle or to de-stress from a hard year of work.
Whatever the meaning for each person, what is certain is that traveling is one of the most important things for most people. It is also inherent in traveling the fact of having to manage all the preparations of the trip: look for means of transport, accommodation, make the route of roads, a selection of the most critical places in the city, where to eat and even what outfit we will wear. However, it is almost impossible that we do not forget anything. There are so many preparations! And each one more decisive.
When the journey you are going to make is destined for a foreign country, the preparations increase and have to be much more careful, since some of them are vital for you to travel to certain countries or so that once there you can enjoy without worrying about what you forgot so far The issue of documentation that should accompany you is, for example, much more cumbersome when traveling outside the border of your country. That’s why we give you a series of travel tips that will help you make your trip perfect.
Check the validity of your documentation: Check the expiration date of your ID if you are traveling to any country in the European Union or your passport if you travel outside Europe. At the time you are going to board, and you realize (instead the customs workers will notify you) that your passport or identity document is expired, the shipment will be canceled entirely and there will be nothing to do. Nothing will be of any use to the airport staff; it is an irremovable rule. That is why you should be cautious and check this before undertaking anything else.
Photocopy the documentation: first, you will have to keep your documentation well. But, just in case, it is better that you carry a copy (in addition to the original) or several distributed in the different bags of luggage that you sell. Also, thanks to the technological development you will be able to scan your documentation and take it with you in your smartphone or your email account. This way your documents will be in the cloud, and you will not have problems to prove yourself in cases of theft or loss.
Vaccination: we recommend that you inform yourself beforehand about the health policies of the country to which you are traveling as, in some cases, you will not be able to do so if you do not have the necessary vaccinations. In other cases, it is not mandatory, but it is recommended. If you are a person suffering from different allergies (to insects, pollens or plants), it is recommended that if you are going to travel to the Central American jungle, where there are vast amounts of tropical mosquitoes, take the appropriate measures regarding vaccination.
Money: keep your money safely in small compartments of your belt, clothes or backpack. Also, try to distribute it among your handbags (those that you will have control at all times) because if you suffer the theft of the wallet or a bag, you will have money in another.
Travel insurance: get travel insurance when you go abroad. The insurance will cover both medical expenses and legal expenses or theft. There are many comparators where you can get insurance at an excellent price. Detect your needs and choose the best coverage with which to cover them. Remember that in the case of traveling through Europe, if you have a medical problem, you can use the European Health Card.…