When you are travelling it is important that you are completely prepared for your trip. You’ll need to make sure that you have all of your travel documents ready, have your transfers organised and much more. Of course, there are some things that you should try to avoid when you are travelling abroad.
To help you to travel in the best possible way in 2019, we have put together a list of some of the do’s and don’ts of travelling below.
Do Check For Visas
Depending on where you are travelling, you might find that you are required to have a visa to enter the country. This is not always immediately obvious, and it depends on the country that you are travelling from as well. Make sure to do as much research as you can on the types of visas that you need for the destination and get them well in advance. You might even find that if you are getting a connecting flight in a certain country like Canada that you might need a visa just for a few hours. If you don’t have the right visas, then you might not get to go on your trip, and this can be very disappointing. Make sure to check for visas and you should be able to have a great trip in 2019.
Don’t Assume Areas Are Safe
When you see lots of tourists in a certain area, you can usually assume that they are safe for you to explore. However, this doesn’t always mean that there aren’t threats in term of theft and locals who have noticed that you aren’t from this area. This is why you should never assume that an area is safe unless you have done a lot of research on it. You never know who you might come across and if something were to happen you might end up needing to come home from your trip earlier than expected. Talk to hotel staff, ask friends who have travelled to this destination and keep yourself safe when travelling.
Do Book Airport Carparking Ahead Of Time
Most of the UK airports will offer airport car parking that you can take advantage of to keep your car safe during your trip. Of course, these carparks can be very busy and parking at Heathrow airport, for example, when you haven’t booked ahead can be difficult. On top of this, Heathrow Parking comes with some discounts if you book online before you arrive. Make sure to do this to avoid disappointment and delays when you arrive at the airport.
Don’t Leave Booking Flights To The Last Minute
While it might seem like last minute flights can be cheaper because airlines are trying to fill seats, this is not always the case. This is why you should avoid booking your flights at the last minute. Try to book international flights around 5-6 months in advance of your travel for the best possible price. This way, you can guarantee your seat on the plane and get on with booking the rest of your trip. Don’t leave it until it is too late, or you might be disappointed.
Do Exchange Your Currency Before Coming
When you are travelling, you will find that you can convert your currency in many different locations. However, this can end up being much more expensive than it needs to be when you take into account the currency conversions and the fees. This is why you should think about converting your currency before you take your trip as you will often get a better deal. If you don’t want to have to carry a lot of cash around with you, you’ll find that many travel companies provide travel currency cards which you can load up and use in ATMs. Consider this when taking your next trip to save yourself some cash and time searching for a shop that will convert your cash.
Don’t Forget Travel Insurance
Finally, we recommend that you don’t forget travel insurance as this will only cause you more problems if something were to go wrong when you are abroad. Hospital bills for travellers can be extremely expensive and with no travel insurance, you’ll be forced to pay these on the spot. With travel insurance, your hospital bills and many other important things will be covered. Make sure to remember to buy some travel insurance before you go for the best possible cover.
If you are travelling in 2019, make sure to take on board all of the advice that we have given you in this article. Do exchange your money and book your Heathrow airport parking space in advance and don’t assume that every area is safe. This should help you to have a great trip abroad and make some memories.