Travelling to a different country is always a little unnerving, especially for those doing it for the first time. While there is always the anticipation of experiencing grand things, it is accompanied by the fear of where to start and how to go about it.
Below is a look at things to think about when travelling abroad:
Security and advisories
You want to be secure where you go , so a good idea would be to check the news to find out if there are travelling warnings or advisories targeting your port of call. If the coast is clear, you can pack your bags. If it’s not, it does not harm to wait it out.
Vaccinations and prescriptions
Government agencies have a full database of information that covers the list of vaccinations you will need to go through. Apart from that, if you are taking any sort of medication, you will need to consider packing your prescribed dosages for the duration you will be away, as there is no guarantee that the same drugs will be available in your destination.
When it comes to going abroad, travelling light is the way to go. Do not carry something you can purchase cheaply on the other side. In addition to that, avoid throwing in luggage you won’t absolutely need in your trip. If you need some more luggage space you could always contact your airline and inquire how much it costs.
It is perfectly okay to carry your credit card, but you need to make sure that businesses in your destination actually accept the kind of plastic money you will be ferrying around. You don’t want to be stuck away from home sans cash and supplies. Also, be keen to carry solid cash, but keep the amounts manageable because thefts and losses are always a possibility. You need not have the local currency right off the bat as there are agencies that can convert that for you in the destination.