Tips to Make Your International Travel Hassle-Free
The Validity of Passport: One should always check the expiration date on the passport before your travel. Several countries will deny travellers entry if the passport expires in less than six months.
Arrange Finances Well: Plan your expenses in advance and take some cash, but use forex cards for other needs as they are safer to carry and cheaper than debit and credit cards.
Safety: Keep emergency numbers handy, do not keep cash and credit cards at one place. Leave some locked in the hotel safe. Do not keep any valuables in your back pocket. Carry bag locked facing front. Keep a digital copy of all your travel documents including the passport.
Familiarize with the Culture: Research on the local norms and traditions to get a feel for the culture and maybe learn basics of the local language like hello, thank you, please and hand gestures used by the county of travel. Keep a map of the city handy and on your phone. Research and download any apps that may help you navigate locally.
Smart Packing: Avoid overpacking, carry clothes and gears suited to the weather, get adapters suited to foreign sockets, travel documents, medications, other travel electronics, and most important a travel lock.
Book Everything in Advance: To avoid last-minute hassles and scams, make your travel arrangements in advance - flight tickets, accommodation, local transport, sightseeing, valid visa (if a visa is not on arrival) and international roaming mobile packs or SIM cards. Bookings are done in advance also gives benefits on pricing.
Travel Insurance: The cost of getting medical treatment abroad is very expensive in case you fall sick or get hurt. Travel insurance comes to your aid not only for medical care but also covers for flight delays, baggage loss and cancellations.