This post was written by Ralph Starks, a blogger and traveler who enjoys exploring the world in the best ways possible.
One cannot simply travel without checking a checklist before they leave. To be safe and secure while traveling, having a checklist is a necessity. Furthermore, this checklist becomes more important when you are going to some foreign country where your identification proof, passport, and other personal documents will be kept in check by the government officials. Not having these documents with you in most of the cases is not allowed. Also, it would be good if you made a checklist for the things you need to pack. This will help you get rid of the last-minute rush and anxiety that you might feel before leaving for your trip.
You’ll need to have the following information available when you book your hotel reservation:
- Hotel name, address, and phone number. These should all be written down so that if anything happens, you can call or email the hotel directly, and they will know whom they’re dealing with (you). You may also want to write down any special requests, such as preferred room location or bed type.
- Your reservation number: this can either be the confirmation number from your booking or the credit card used for payment—just make sure there’s some way of tracking this down if needed!
- What dates are included in this reservation? Make sure these are written down somewhere, so there is no confusion later on about which nights were booked ahead of time versus paid for at check-in time.
Copies of your passport and other important documents
If you’re traveling abroad, it is essential to keep a copy of your passport in a safe place. It’s also wise to keep copies of all important documents like your health insurance papers and travel details in case they are lost or stolen while traveling. You should also have copies of the debit/credit cards that you intend on using overseas. Some people may think that this isn’t necessary, but it can come in handy if something happens to your original card while traveling abroad. Likewise, it is advisable to take photocopies of personal property insurance while traveling so that you have them as a backup if yours gets lost or stolen during your trip.
Copies of your debit/credit card details and account numbers
Make copies of your debit and credit cards. This is especially important if you use them to withdraw money, because you don’t want to get stuck without money in a strange country. You can keep the copy with other important items like your passport and ID.
Make sure you have a copy of your card number, expiration date, and the phone number of your bank. If anything happens to your wallet, this information will be able to help you recover from any fraudulent charges made on your account over there.
Keep all of these things in a secure place but separate from them—that way, if something does happen, it won’t be immediately obvious where those items are kept, and thieves won’t have access to them right away either!
Book your tickets online and download the ticket on your phone. This is especially important for long flights, as you can access it in case of a lost wallet or phone. You’ll also be able to show airline staff that you’ve paid for your flight and are allowed to board the plane without problems—if asked.
Book a hotel if you plan on staying overnight in an unfamiliar city before heading out on further travels (or if you just want some extra time to explore). Most hotels these days offer free cancellation up until 24 hours before check-in—so don’t worry too much if something comes up and prevents you from making it after all!
Book a rental car if driving is part of your itinerary; most local agencies will give discounts when booked online via their website (especially during off-season times). Remember: Always keep valuables with luggage placed inside the trunk!
Copies of your work visa (if applicable)
Always keep a copy of your work visa (if applicable) in your wallet and another copy in the bag you take with you when traveling. You may need it while crossing borders, so don’t forget to have it on hand.
A third option is to store a copy of your visa in an email account that you can access remotely. If this sounds like too much trouble, simply make sure that someone who knows where you are staying has access to this information as well.
Get your electronic devices’ chargers, headphones and adapters ready beforehand
You need to make sure that you take care of your electronic devices’ chargers, headphones, and adapters before you go on a trip. Most people forget to do this, but it’s an important thing to do because it will save you time and effort when you get there. If these things aren’t charged, then they won’t work when you need them most.
If you’re going on a long flight or driving long distances, then having power banks with you can be very useful. These are small devices that can charge electronic devices such as phones, tablets, and laptops. You can use these to charge your phone whenever you’re low on battery during your travels.
Make sure your vaccinations are done, and the country is safe to travel
- Get all vaccinations done
If the destination requires any vaccinations, make sure that you have them done as early as possible. This way, if there are any complications with them (and there usually are), you can get them sorted out before the trip.
- Make sure the destination doesn’t require any vaccinations
This is an important step because it makes sure that you don’t waste time or money on getting vaccinated when they’re not necessary at all! It also keeps you from having to worry about whether or not your body will react negatively to the vaccines.
- Check if there are any health risks in the area where you’re going
Before booking your tickets and making plans for your vacation, check if there are any health risks in the area where you’re going.