TRAVEL TIPS

Passport & Visas

Check the passport and visa requirements for the countries you are visiting/ transiting in on your planned journey - make sure you apply for them well in advance of your date of travel date.

Check the legitimacy of your Passport and Visas.

Don't forget your passport and visa on the day of travel.

If you misplace your passport or visa, please speak to the embassy or consulate immediately in the country you are in.

Security Precautions

Put a luggage strap around your suitcases securely.

If you misplace your passport or visa please contact the embassy or consulate immediately in the country you are in.

Never carry packages on behalf of anyone else, however genuinely they seem to be.

Never leave luggage unattended at the airports, this creates a high security risk.

Health Precautions

Check the inoculation and health requirements for all of the countries you are visiting on your journey. Please be aware that some vaccinations need to be administered 4-6 weeks before travel.

If you are carrying medicines or medications with you please keep a note of your condition and the medication you require somewhere handy e.g. a piece of paper inside the cover of your passport, where it can be easily found in an emergency.

Ensure you take extra supplies of medication in case you get delayed abroad.

Air Tickets

Check the ticket for Flight(s) details & accuracy as soon as you receive it.

Keep your tickets with your passport and visas and do not forget them on the day you travel.

Baggage Packing

Pack the night before you travel, to save rushing and being late for your flight.

Check the weather forecast at your destination before travelling to avoid taking unnecessary luggage.

Roll clothes instead of folding them, it creates less creases. Honest! Pack travel sizes of all of the lotions and potions you require to save space.

Baggage Allowance

Check with the airline you are traveling with on the stipulated baggage allowances.

Ensure that your hand baggage allowance does not exceed the level enforced by the airline you are traveling with. This ensures unnecessary embarrassment at the check-in desk, having to move luggage from your hand baggage to your suitcase.

Getting To & From the Airport

Check timetables for public transport in advance to ensure you arrive at the airport in plenty of time.

If taking your car, pre-book parking wherever possible or get someone to give you a lift in order to save time.

Wherever possible, use only metered taxis around the airport.

Foreign Currency

Make sure you have enough foreign currency for your immediate arrival into a foreign country, particularly if your flight arrives at an odd hour.

Always make a list of the Credit / Debit Card numbers and travelers cheques you are carrying along with the suppliers contact numbers in case they get lost.

Special Requests

Give airlines plenty of notice for special meal requirements or seating requests.

Jetlag

Try to drink plenty of water whilst on the aircraft as this helps to counter dehydration.

Check in flight magazines for gentle exercises to do whilst on board to stop stiffness and tiredness of joints.

Cleanse and moisturize skin regularly whilst on board to counter dehydration.

Eat a light meal onboard as it is easier to digest, avoid excessive carbohydrates and fats.