things to do before international travel

Before your international travel, there are many things to do. It includes booking and other things this is not the exciting part of the trip but you should have to do these things because they are necessary. These things make your trip smooth without any hitch.

things to do before international travel

3 Months Before

1. Passport

Apply for a passport if you don’t have it. The new passport process takes a few months.

If you have a passport check expiry date and blank pages had left because many countries require a passport have at least 6 months of validity and minimum 2-3 blank pages.

2. Visa

Check out the visa process and documents required for your destination.

Apply for the visa in which country you want to travel (if needed) because certain countries denied your entry without a visa.

3. Flights and Accommodation Booking

These are the best websites for flight and accommodation booking.

For flight booking use Skyscanner, Skiplagged, and Momondo.

For accommodation booking use, Hostelworld, and Airbnb.

4. International License

If you are planning to drive the vehicle during your international travel make your driving license.

things to do before international travel

1-2. Months Before

5. Vaccination

Before traveling to the destination check do you need any vaccination? This is a very important thing but most of the peoples don’t think about this before traveling.

6. Travel Insurance

During traveling time there are many risks like injury, get sick, etc so you need to buy travel insurance. It is less than $100 per month. After buying the travel insurance you must take out the print of it and carry it with you.

things to do before international travel

1-2 Weeks Before

7. Inform Bank

It is very stressful and difficult to sort out when your credit card/ ATM card declined during your abroad trip. So inform your bank about your planned trip abroad.

TIP FOR YOU applies for that credit card which charges fewer transaction fees.

8. Carry First Aid Kit

We recommend you to carry a handy first aid kit during travel for unexpected moments.

9. Copy Your Documents

Copy all your important travel documents so if any unwanted circumstances occur (passport loss, luggage loss, etc), you have a backup.

  • Passport and any other ID
  • Flight and accommodation confirmed bookings
  • Full travel itinerary
  • Paperwork of vaccination
  • Travel insurance

10. Give Itinerary to your near ones

Before departure, you must give your full travel itinerary to your near ones so they know your travel plan if traveling solo.

11. Currency

Take extra money with you because the credit card is not accepted everywhere.

Exchange currency in your city because the exchange rate at the airport is very bad.

12. Packing List

Your packing list depends on your stay and destination. But pack your luggage 2-3 days before departure.

13. Adaptors, Voltage

Always carry universal adaptor with you because the voltage in every country is different. It will charge you all electronic gadgets without any problem.

14. Best Travel Apps. Check all travel apps to download before traveling

  • Google maps
  • Google translate
  • Skyscanner (flights)
  • Tripit

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