We want you to have a stress-free and enjoyable vacation, so take a moment and review these travel tips and suggestions to assure yourself, Safe travels!
Make sure your passport is up-to-date for your upcoming travels. To avoid any inconvenience or unexpected expenses, make sure it’s valid for at least six months beyond your planned return date. This will also ensure that you don’t run into any issues with overstaying in a foreign country.
The processing time for passport renewals varies throughout the year and can exceed three months. It is recommended that you begin the process at least nine months to a year before your expiration date. Review the U.S. State Department website for the most updated information on applying and renewing a passport.
A travel visa is a document that gives you permission to enter a foreign country, and it’s super important to make sure you have the necessary visa(s) before you travel.
To check if you need a visa for your upcoming destination, just head over to the Visa Quick Check website. Here you can also begin the process for applying for travel Visa(s) if needed.
It is not recommended to travel with large amounts of cash. Exchange some currency before you leave. You can also withdraw cash at ATMs upon arrival for better rates.
Except for at ATMs, avoid using Debit cards internationally they are not as readily accepted and you can put your bank account at risk.
Notify your bank about your travel dates to avoid any issues with your credit cards.
Before you go, it never hurts to double-check if your destination requires any vaccinations or if there’s anything specific you should be aware of health-wise. Passport Health is the largest provider of travel medicine services with travel clinics throughout the United States. You can also check with your Primary Care provider and/or local pharmacy.
When traveling on your own, It’s a good idea to pack a handy little first aid kit and any necessary medications just in case.
It’s always reassuring to know you’re covered by travel insurance in case of any emergencies.