Planning a family trip or solo holiday anytime soon?
You may have booked your plane tickets and accommodation, but that doesn’t mean you’re all set to go.
Go through this travel checklist to make sure you’ve got everything planned.
1. Have you bought travel insurance?
Even if you’re just heading for a short trip somewhere close by, getting travel insurance is still a wise idea.
It doesn’t just protect you for loss of baggage or delayed flights, it also covers any unfortunate injuries or illnesses you may have while travelling.
And if you’re renting a car, some plans will also cover the excess so you don’t need to spring for the zero-excess option, which costs more.
2. Does everyone have a valid passport?
Some countries require you to have at least six months’ validity before letting you through.
If anyone in your travel group is short, there’s just enough time now to register for a new passport before the June school holidays come around.
Get on it!
3. Are your credit cards activated for overseas use?
By default, most credit cards are not cleared for overseas use for security reasons.
Call your bank or use your banking app to activate this service.
Remember to de-activate it when you get home.