Travel Checklist: 4 Must-Haves Before Boarding A Plane

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Imagine the scene. Your bags are packed, you have your passport in hand, and you’re about to board a plane. What a time to be alive! But, before you hop on, find your seat and view the in-flight entertainment, you have to cover all the bases. What does that mean? It means every traveler needs to ensure they have four things before they land on the other side. If you don’t, your trip may not go to plan. In fact, the journey of a lifetime may turn into a nightmare. To avoid that scenario, here are the must-haves before any outing.

Indigenous Currency

With modern ATMs, it isn’t difficult to land and take money out like at home. Indeed, it is better if you have a travel card with a cheap exchange rate. Still, that doesn’t mean you don’t need to take cash with you just in case. Sadly, cards aren’t always reliable. So, if you place all your trust in one and it doesn’t pay off, you could be in trouble. At least with 50 to 100 hundred bucks you can make it out of the airport and to the hotel. What’s great about dollars is that almost every country accepts them as well as their currency.

Health Insurance

Because you are not a national, it will cost you a lot of money to visit a hospital. Now, this is no different than in the US, but most people have a policy back home. In a different country, your current health insurance plan will be void which means you are vulnerable. As a result, it’s essential that you talk to companies like One Sure Insurance for more information. They should be able to point you in the direction of the best travel policy for your needs. If you want to save money, you can shop around for a great deal.

Immigration Details

For American citizens, there are not many countries which let you pass through undocumented. Of course, every country checks a traveler’s passport, but not all of them ask for anything else. These days, most places in the world want a hotel booking and a return flight confirmation at the very least. So, before you land, make sure you print off a copy and keep one on your phone. Then, there is a backup copy should your cell run out of battery.

A Working Cell Phone

Lots of people head to a different country and don’t bother with a phone. In general, this is a terrible idea. For starters, there is no way to contact anyone should you need help. Plus, you can’t let people know where you are heading to in case you lose touch. Thanks to Facebook and WhatsApp, there is no reason for the phone to make in-country calls. As long as you have an internet connection, you can call anyone in the world and keep in contact.

Anyway, travelling can be lonely, so talking to friends and family is a must. And, you will need to keep your mom and dad happy because being a parent never stops!



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