TOP 5 VIP THINGS to DO before you leave the country
by Lady Di Wanderlust @ dibythesea.com
Here are 5 things you can do to make for a better, safer, healthier, hassle free trip.
1. Go to the Smart Traveller enrollment Program and fill out their online form to let them know who you are and where you will be. Get info, alerts and warnings.
2. Contact your credit card companies to let them know that you will be using your cards out of the country. This takes just a few minutes for them to note and prevents your cards from being shut down, saving you time, hassle and embarrassment.
4. Ensure you have travel insurance. You can find out if your health insurance covers you while away, with a quick phone call. If not, there are many travel insurance companies out there providing reliable emergency coverage. Just be sure to read the fine print.
5. Check that your passport is valid and good for the required amount of time you will be gone and beyond. Make photo copies of your passport, leave 1 with family and pack a few with you. And check visa requirements as well for entering countries, here, buy ahead if you can, this will save you time in lines at the airport.