Planning your summer trip? For many people, this summer will be their first time leaving the country since the start of the pandemic and this will be a fantastic feeling. As it has been so long, it is understandable if people have forgotten the best ways to prepare for a trip away – keep reading for a few tips that should help.
Check Travel Documents
First, you should check your travel documents. Many people’s passports will have expired during COVID-19, so you want to make sure that yours is valid and in-date (some destinations require a passport that has at least 6 months left). You should also check that you have any other important documentation, including tickets, visas and insurance documentation.
Consider Health & Safety Issues
You also need to consider your destination and think about what health and safety issues there are and how these can be managed. Obviously, the pandemic is still an issue and you should research the current entry requirements and restrictions. There are then other safety issues that you might need to consider, especially if you are partaking in any dangerous activities, but if you are involved in an accident that is not your fault, you should file a personal injury claim upon your return to seek compensation.
Prepare an Itinerary
It is important to have an itinerary in place so that you always have something to do, but also to have some flexibility with this. When planning your itinerary, try to focus on culturally relevant places, fun activities that everyone will enjoy and good food (a key part of any holiday!).
Sort Out Your Money
You also need to sort out your money before you set off. These days, you don’t need to carry cash but it is a good idea to have some local currency for taxis, tipping etc. You should also notify your bank of the dates that you will be away to prevent your card from being frozen.
Check the Weather
It is also a good idea to check the weather so that you can pack accordingly. Keep in mind that even warm destinations can get cold at night in the summer and there could be showers, so you want to make sure that you are prepared.
These are a few of the best ways to prepare for a trip away this summer. It is sure to be a great feeling to get away this summer no matter where you are heading, but you will want to make sure that you are well prepared before setting off.