Last Minute Tips
You're just about ready to go. Don't forget...
- Make sure you have contacted your financial institutions (debit/credit card) and inform them you will be out of the country for an extended time.
Make several photocopies of all important documents (passport, credit and debit cards, travel itineraries), tickets, and travel passes (leave one copy with a responsible family member and pack one copy for yourself, separate from your carry-on items).
When traveling a domestic-to-domestic to international flight, you need to check with airline to see if you will need to pick up your luggage at any point to transfer it for your international flight. Check going there and coming back because it may change.
Purchase a money belt or money necklace to ensure safe keeping of your money and passport while you travel. Ladies: Purchase a purse with strap that goes across your chest to keep your purse safe. Also, it is recommended to buy a purse with a zipper to prevent pickpocketing. Finally, it is also a good idea to get locks for your backpack to prevent pickpocketing in a congested area.
Determine voltage requirements for electrically operated items in the country you are to visit. Even with a converter or adapter, there is no guarantee that appliances will work correctly. You may want to consider buying items such as a hair dryer, curling iron, and hair straightener upon your arrival. particularly if you will be there for an extended period of time.