Have you ever experienced going on a vacation only to find out you left your passport at home, your baggage got lost at the airport check-in or your travel companion is acting quite strange? These days, traveling can be a real struggle, which is why we’re here to help you out. Reduce the stress of traveling by reading our pre-flight checklist, guaranteed to make sure you’re hassle-free, secure, and safe on your travels abroad.
✓ Check the visa requirements of the country where you’re visiting.
Avoid awkward conversations with the immigration officer at the airport by firsthand securing your travel visa. This, of course, depends on which city/country you’re visiting and how many days you’re planning to stay. Be sure to check in advance the visa requirements for a specific country, especially since travel restrictions are still in effect in some places due to COVID19. While you’re at it, check the validity of your passport too because some countries require at least six months of passport validity to travel. Even if you got personal security services, they wouldn’t be able to look at these for you so be prepared.
✓ Apply for travel insurance.
International flights can be a huge risk for you, not just for security reasons, but for health and safety as well. For most travelers, it’s always worth covering for medical, travel, and theft insurance. If it so happens that you lose your baggage or get bogged down with the flu before a connecting flight, you won’t be burdened with unexpected expenses. You truly won’t know the benefit of travel insurance until you travel and experience some minor dilemma that insurance instantly solves.
✓ Plan for your safety and security.
Going on an adventure doesn’t have to mean being careless with your safety. It always pays to plan ahead and choose a destination that is tourist friendly. You should also go ahead and pay for personal security services for an 100% safe experience while traveling. You can never be too careful especially when you’re traveling abroad, especially if you’re solo traveling.
✓ Pay for background checks.
Are you tagging along with a new travel companion? There’s no such thing as being too careful when it comes to traveling. Of course, if you’re bringing someone with you, especially if you’ve just met, it pays to have personal security services. However, we can’t all get personal security services or maybe we feel like that would be too much, then having a personal background check on your travel companion is the right choice, just to make sure that they’re not associated with terrorists and illegal organizations or entities, as crazy as that might sound, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
✓ Jot down your outfits to make sure you don’t run out.
It seems like a shallow thing but trust us when we say, this is the most common problem of travelers: running out of clothes because they didn’t plan ahead. Its best to refer to your itinerary and list down your outfits for the day so that you’ll have enough clothing to last until your flight home. Bring a few extras too—you never know if you might decide to stay an extra night in Bora!
Don’t forget about your carry on essentials too like lip balm, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, a comfortable hoodie or jacket, cookies or snacks to munch on in case you get hungry, and of course your travel documents like passport, visa, birth certificate, travel order if you’re traveling for business, credit cards, insurance and bank details, and so on.
So now you’re ready to embark on your next big adventure. Snap pictures, bring back souvenirs, memories, and treasure your travel moments for years to come. To learn more about our personal security services, personal background checks, and PI Services, don’t hesitate to contact us at Global Intelligence Consultants, Inc. and let us help you out.