International Travel could be exciting but make sure that you chart out your travel plan so that you don’t face any unpleasant situations. This could go worse if you don’t plan and carry all the required items while travelling. There are many things to consider while preparing for an international trip. To get a better insight we will talk about some important checklist which are vital during an international trip:
Prior To Travelling
Prepare a checklist for your travel. First of all, know about your destination. Some countries allow people with a passport and Visa on arriving there, they would provide you with on-arrival Visa. So, check whether the destination needs a visa?
Check the currency value there, as per the current situation? This could help you to keep a check on your purchases. Keep track of the time difference between your country and your destination. You could obtain all these information from the Embassy of the country or your travel agency. See if you need to register your details with your foreign ministry especially if the destination is at risk.
As discussed early, understand the visa requirements for your destination. If Visa is required, fill out the application form with necessary documents and submit it to the embassy directly or through the travel agency. If you are traveling through business visa, remember the expiry date. If you want to stay there more than the said date, apply for the extension. This might require work permit letters from your company and other related documents.
Understand the health requirements for the destinations. Some countries ask for a medical clearance document while applying for the visa. Countries like India, the people from Africa, were allowed only with Ebola medical condition clearance. This is important if you have an infectious disease that could spread easily. Consult your doctor if you are traveling for an extended period.
Credit Cards and Debit Cards
Use the international credit card and debit card – it is the safe way to travel to a foreign location. Check with your travel agent about the best way to carry funds. It is suggested to carry small amounts of local currency to pay for the taxi, bus fare, small meals, local calls, etc. Always note to have a 24-hour emergency contact number of your bank, it will be useful concerning any crisis regarding funds.
Obviously, we are going to carry our mobile phones with us. In that case, check if it could be used in your destinations. Check with the mobile network provider about the international roaming cards. Else, after landing your place, buy a local mobile SIM card and inform the number to all your friends and family; also, to your travel agency.
Ensure to make a note of the embassy numbers in your travel diary. Do not forget to carry it with you while you are staying at your destination. Different countries have their own country embassy’s applications that provide you with a lot of related information. Install them on your phones. Some countries even provide online services while you are at your international destination. Understand what all the services are provided by your country embassy.