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Complete Travel Checklist

Ready for your big vacation? Use this checklist to make sure you don't leave anything behind!


Trip Preparation
• Passports – check the expiration date
• Photocopy of passport
• Visas (if required)
• Vaccinations (if required)
• Hotel reservations, take along confirmation numbers/vouchers
• Travel reservations, take along airplane tickets
• Travel insurance, take the policy with you in your luggage
• Leave unnecessary cards (from wallet) at home
• Money or foreign currency, credit cards (VISA /MasterCard/AMEX is accepted) notify your bank and credit card companies that you are travelling
• Emergency contact numbers
• Leave unnecessary keys at home (car keys, house keys)
• Do not pack your travel documents or money in a suitcase that may get lost. Take your important documents and money in a wallet or purse that you can access at all times (carry on)
• Make sure that your luggage has a tag with your name, address, and telephone number, if travelling with family share suitcases so if one goes missing your still have some of your stuff
• Tie a colorful ribbon or attach distinctive stickers to your luggage so that you can identify it easily, and other travellers will not take it by mistake at a busy terminal
• Consider opening a US account so you can save spending money all year long and won’t be effected when the dollar fluctuates

Personal items
• Clothes and comfortable shoes
• Toiletries, cosmetics, shaving needs, deodorant, shampoo
• Dental floss, toothbrush, nail clippers, nail file, contact lenses preparations
• Camera, batteries, recharger, voltage converter/adapter
• Sunblock cream, sunglasses, sun hat, swim wear
• Raincoat or umbrella
• Cell phone and charger (check plans with your provider)

First aid/medicines
• Aspirin or analgesic
• Decongestant or cold/sinus medication
• Antiseptic spray
• Mosquito repellent, anti-itch cream
• Anti-diarrheal
• Special medications/prescriptions
• Allergy pills/medicine