What is the Essential Travel Checklist? So we have all seen the pre-packing lists. God I have written a few myself. It’s one of my little quirks, I end up having lists for lists!
But depending on where you’re headed and how long for, what you should take can vary. From what to pack for summer or winter destinations, to carry on and toiletries. Some of us travel super light, others take everything but the kitchen sink!
There are some things though that are totally essential to you having a great stress free journey.
So here I’ve included a check list you can put with your packing to run over before you leave on your adventure.
First on my checklist is a Visa: Check on the country you’re entering on their visa requirements and also if you will be transiting through any countries e.g. like the US that you might need an entry visa.
Number 2: Passport, check the expiry date, you will need at least six months valid from your date of departure
Number 3: Credit card, have a backup and keep this separate from your other cards.
Number 4: Foreign currency cash, take some cash to get you by when you first arrive. Like for cabs or tips.
Number 5: Travel insurance: DON’T travel without it, check your policy so you are covered properly and keep a copy on you.
Number 6: Get a photo copy of your passport and keep in a safe place in your luggage or on you.
Number 7: Make sure you have your power cables and chargers for your devices, also take the correct power adapter for the country or countries you’re traveling to.
Number 8: Confirm your flight times, and check in online if possible to save time. Also confirm any accommodation.
Number 9: Regarding your phone or camera, make sure you have some sort of back up for photos. Also make sure you turn off you’re roaming Data on your phone if you’re not getting a local sim card, to avoid a big phone bill.
Number 10: Notify your bank on the countries you intend to travel to. If not you might find your cards get locked.
Get any medication scripts filled to take with you and check for required immunizations.
Get familiar with the place you are heading to, tips expected, taxi fare costs, and the location where you are staying in regards to local transport etc.
I personal always organise how I’m getting to my accommodation on the first day/night I arrive. There is nothing worse than trying to navigate transport systems when you’re not familiar with them and suffering with jet lag!
3; CREDIT/BANK CARDS
4; FOREIGN CURRENCY
5; TRAVEL INSURANCE
6; COPY OF PASSPORT
7; CHARGERS & ADAPTERS
8; CONFIRM FLIGHTS
10; NOTIFY YOUR BANK