1. Take out appropriate travel insurance.
2. Check is must if you require visas for the country or countries you are visiting or transiting. Be aware that a visa does not guarantee entry.
3. Make copies of your passport details, insurance policy, traveller’s cheques, visas and credit card numbers. Carry one copy in a separate place to the originals and leave a copy with someone at home.
4. Check with health professionals for information on recommended vaccinations or other precautions and find out about overseas laws on travelling with medicines.
5. Ensure your passport has at least six months’ validity from your planned date of return. Some countries will refuse entry on arrival and some airlines will not allow passengers to board flights if their passport does not meet this requirement. Before travelling, you should contact the Embassy or High Commission of each country you intend to visit to confirm the entry requirements.
6. Leave a copy of your travel itinerary with someone at home and keep in regular contact with friends and relatives while overseas.
7. Always carry sufficient amount of funds (currency, traveler’s cheaques or credit cards) while travelling.
8. Always reconfirm your flight departures & hotel confirmations from your travel agent or airlines and hotels before travelling to some other destination