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