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To-do list before travel

If you don`t want your staying in another country to be full of anxiety, worry or stress, make a travel plan and a check-list about what to do before traveling.

20 Smart travel tips before your trip

What should you do before you leave for a trip?


Check your passport validity


Check if you need a visa or visitor`s permit and what are the requirements


After you chose the perfect destination (country, region, city…), check the cheapest period when flight tickets have reasonable prices


Choose an accommodation and book online in advance


If meals not included in the price, you need to provide the food for yourself. Check the availability of supermarkets, restaurants, cafes around your accommodation.


If the public transport is not well developed, you should get a rental car. Rent a car online in advance


If you’re going to be driving abroad, make sure your licence is current and valid. You may need an international driving permit to drive abroad, depending on which country you are visiting and how long you are staying (Inside the EU plus Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein you don`t need an international driving permit for stays of up to 12 months


Before planning a trip, it is good to know about time zones and sunlight hours, especially in wintertime


Make a packing list of items you want to take with you


Take a basic travel health kit with you with the most important medicines and first aid essentials


Before starting your travel, see the weather forecast in order to decide what kind of clothes accessories need to pack in your baggage


Plan the programs, day trips and events you want to visit according to your interests


Read posts in social media groups related to your destination


Search for official travel websites to find the perfect programs for you


Wherever you’re travelling, it's important to take out comprehensive travel insurance before you go


Find out where your country`s nearest embassy or consulate will be, in case you need to contact them in an emergency


Check with your service provider to make sure your phone works abroad


Make a note of your passport number and take a photocopy with you, or store it securely online


Fill in the emergency contact details in your passport. This will help government officials to contact next of kin if you have an accident


Check the latest country-specific health advice (vaccinations, travel health kit extras)

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