Top Most Important Tips Before Travel Overseas

Tips for Travel

Some of the worth to look points before traveling overseas is listed below. The top most important area that we think a traveler should consider. This includes the aspects of - Health, Regulations, Communication, Finances, Directions, and Home.

Health

  • Check your health and get medical advice from your doctor - to make sure either you're eligible to travel or not or getting a vaccination (if required), what food should and shouldn't take, the weather condition that suits you, medicine to take, etc.
  • Get some notes/letter from your doctor if you're planning to bring medication during travel
  • Check the medical alert/news for updates e.g. virus outbreak, etc.

Regulation

  • Check your passport - make sure there is available space (pages) for your travel at least two or more blank pages - make a copy at home for backup
  • Get a visa if applicable for your travel
  • Register with government embassy, ask related questions (if any) and obtain the necessary emergency contact number(s)
  • Get a letter for child custody if you're bringing a child (written consent from the parents)
  • Check local news on whats happening now (and events) at the visiting country e.g. election, demonstration, etc.

Cash / Finances

  • Check current currency exchange rates and find a good place for currency conversion before making currency conversation
  • Check your credit card validity and check with the related financial institution for how it works for travel overseas
  • Check available ATM in your visiting country and check with the bank on how to do cash withdrawal when you travel overseas

Phone / Communication tools

  • Check your mobile phone network - how to use (activate) for overseas travel (roaming) and its charges (fees)
  • Make sure your mobile phone battery and charger works great - make sure your phone and battery are safe to use throughout the travel e.g. from flight departure to hotels, visited places, transit airports, etc.
  • If you plan to use local mobile networks - make some study on where to find and how to use it - and its charges/fees
  • Try to save a few contact numbers that you may need during an emergency e.g. police, hospital, hotel, embassy, etc.
  • Check the visiting country type of adaptor available (e.g. 3-pins, etc,) and the voltage used for electronic/gadget charging.

Direction

  • Download suitable map application that could be useful during your travel
  • Bring a hard-copy map for an emergency - try to find and pin the important places nearby your visiting area especially during emergency e.g. hospital, clinics, embassy, police station, etc.

At Home

  • Hold your mail - contact related post office to hold your mail delivery - this is to avoid any missing mail.
  • Inform your trusted personnel about your leave such as nearby relatives, neighbors, resident security, police station
  • Double check your house condition e.g. water tap, electronics appliances, kitchen appliance, etc.

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