Your travel checklist.
- Make sure your passport is valid at all times even if you're not a regular traveller.
- For international travel the passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months from date of return and you require a minimum of 2 blank pages in your passport.
- Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months from date of return and have 3 blank pages making provision for visa and any other stamps.
- Some countries will not issue a visa if your passport is not valid for at least 6 months.
- Make sure that the country to which you intend to travel/visit requires you to have a visa or not.
International Drivers licence
- International drivers licence are required to travel abroad.
- Make sure you have your travel insurance in place before date of departure and make sure that it covers everything and is cost effective.
- If you have medical insurance, inform the Medical Aid or Medical Insurance company of your travel plans and make sure that you are covered internationally.
- If travelling abroad it is best to always find out about vaccinations and if it needs to be done well in advance of your travel departure date.
- Vaccinations can sometimes make you a bit sick so it is best to have it done in advance to prevent any discomfort later on while traveling.
- Make sure Debit/Credit Card can be used in the country to which you are traveling.
- Always have a small amount of foreign currency for emergencies before arriving in a foreign country.
- Make sure that a family member or a friend always knows your itinerary for the day in case of emergencies.
- Have at least 3 certified copies of all your important documentation. Each copy placed in a different place such as one in your luggage, one with a family or friend back home or accommodation at which you are staying or in your handbag.