Top Most Important Tips Before Travel Overseas

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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