Prepare for International Travel

The following are some of the things that you will need to do before you embark on overseas travel.
1. Before you leave home.
  • Check your passport: Many countries require at least 6 months validity before the passport expires. If you don't have 6 months left on your passport they might not allow you into the country.

  • Photocopy your passport and travelling documents: Keep a copy separate from your original documents (in your suitcase etc.) and leave a copy with friends and family. If you lose your passport, as well as your photocopies while travelling, you have a copy with family or friends.

  • Book through a good travel company.

  • Be familiar with the laws of the country. Make sure you are familiar with the local laws of the country you are visiting. If you are going to be more than a few weeks overseas, register with your embassy in the country you are visiting to let them know where you will be. This is important for communication, in case someone is looking for you.

  • Check the website. Particularly check the websites of your Government to make sure the...

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