What to Carry With You (apart from Travellers Cheques)
- Besides the originals, a copy of your passport, travel visas,
airline tickets and travel documents. A list of any charge or credit cards
you are carrying. Remember to keep the copies seperate from the originals.
- An International Driving Licence, which can be obtained through
the automobile association. Even if you are not planning to drive, bring your
driver's licence with photo for identification.
- An "in case of emergency card" that includes your
blood type, allergies, and special medical conditions, along with the names
and numbers for your doctors.
- Your Medical Insurance Identification Card.
- Additional supply of prescription medicines, an extra
pair of eyeglasses, and don't miss to keep a list of your medicines in your
What to leave behind?
- A copy of your Passport, Travel Visas, airline tickets, insurance
documents and a list of any charge or credit cards.
- A copy of your Itinerary and phone numbers.
- A copy of your Travellers Cheques' serial numbers.
Other Planning Tips
- Check that your passport is NOT close to expiring.
- Avoid putting travel documents, prescription medicines, valuables
or travellers cheques in checked baggage.
- Sign each Travellers Cheque in the top left corner to protect
yourself in case of loss or theft.
- Put your name, address, and telephone number inside each piece
of checked and carry-on luggage.
- Use your Business Address, if possible, on your luggage.
- Use Lockable Luggage.
- Register valuable items such as cameras, laptop computers,
and jewellery with Customs, before departing. (It also saves you import fees
when you return)
- Consider purchasing special international health insurance
and medical evaluation plan programmes.
- Plan to travel in comfortable, casual clothing to avoid attracting
- Never leave your luggage, briefcase or other items unattended.
When you set them down,place them between your feet, or against your leg.
- Watch your carry-on items closely when they go through security;
Thieves are known to take items off the end of the unit while you are held
up in the screening process.
- Avoid currency exchange windows if possible, or exchange only
a small amount. Do not let others see how much currency you are carrying.
- Be wary of imposter porters. Assure they are properly uniformed
- Note how many pieces of luggage and other items you brought
with you, and count them each time they are handled.
- Use only authorised, properly identified taxis and buses. Avoid
taxis that pick up additional passengers.
- Assure that the whole luggage is placed inside the taxi trunk
and the lid is closed before entering the taxi.
- Don't accept an offer to share a taxi to your hotel unless
you know the individual.