Travel Checklist

The following checklist can help you to prepare for your trip.

Trip Preparation

  • Visas
  • Passports - check the expiration date two months before your trip
  • Vaccinations
  • Hotel reservations, take along confirmation numbers
  • Travel reservations, take along airplane tickets
  • Travel insurance to cover the duration of your trip
  • Driver's license, registration, insurance cards
    (leave unnecessary cards at home)
  • Money or foreign currency (cash, traveler's checks, credit cards)
  • Carry some emergency cash in a neck wallet or a thin sock attached with a safety pin to the inside of your underwear.
  • Do not pack your travel documents or money in a suitcase that may get lost. Take your important documents and money in a wallet or purse that you can access at all times.
  • Make sure that your luggage has a tag with your name, address, and telephone number.
  • Tie a colorful ribbon or attach distinctive stickers to your luggage so that you can identify it easily, and other travelers will not take it by mistake at a busy terminal.

Personal Items

  • shirts, blouses, pants, dresses, hats, coats, sweaters
  • rain protection - travel umbrella or raincoat
  • underwear, socks, toiletries, cosmetics, shaving needs, deodorant, shampoo
  • dental floss, toothbrush, nail clippers, nail file
  • contact lens preparations
  • camera, batteries, recharger, voltage converter, small flashlight, travel alarm clock, hair drier
  • swimming suit, beach towels, sun block cream
  • slippers
  • sleeping bag, backpack
  • Cell phone
  • A printed list of emergency phone numbers or address book may be handy if your cell phone batteries die or you lose the phone.

First Aid

  • aspirin or analgesic
  • decongestant or cold/sinus medication
  • antiseptic spray, mosquito repellent, anti-itch cream
  • anti-diarrheal, special medications

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