Travel Tips: Travel Documents Required for International Travel
- Keep your travel documents organized and in a safe place, but not so safe that you can’t find it
- Scan your passport, visa and other travel documents and keep a copy on your mail; keep a copy on your person but in a separate place from the originals. Keep passport size photos as well; just in case your passport is lost or stolen, you still have a copy and can get a duplicate made from the consulate of your embassy.
- Get Travel Insurance; falling sick abroad or losing your bags can be injurious to your bank statement; minimize the impact with a good travel insurance
- Sign passport, and fill in the emergency information: Make sure you have a signed, valid passport, and a visa, if required, and fill in the emergency information page of your passport.
- Check your overseas medical insurance coverage: Ask your medical insurance company if your policy applies overseas, and if it covers emergency expenses such as medical evacuation. If it does not, consider supplemental insurance.
- Some countries will not allow you entry, if your passport expires within three or even six months of your planned date of entry. Check the entry requirements for the country you plan to visit and renew your passport in advance to ensure a safe and successful passage, without any hassles.