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 carry-on luggage.
  • 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.
  • 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 attention.
  • 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 or identified.
  • 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.

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