Handy holiday checklist

handy holiday checklist before going holiday with family

Plan and count down to your dream vacay with this handy holiday checklist!

Three steps to a holiday: 

1. Set your dates

2. Book your flights & accommodation

3. Buy travel insurance! Depending on your needs, you may want to look for features like golf insurance rider or trip cancellation for any reason (if you need flexibility)

10 weeks ahead…

- Renew your passport if expired (takes 2 weeks)

- Apply for visa if necessary

- Get the necessary vaccinations if needed

- Research and book your transport and activities

6 weeks ahead…

- Register at Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) eRegister system, especially if going to a place with travel restrictions

- Sort out pet care if needed

2 weeks ahead…

- Stock up on your first aid kit, including prescription meds if any

- Apply for international driver's license if planning to drive

1 week ahead…

- Print out all your travel documents and put them all in one travel wallet or compartment

- Check that your luggage is fit for travel and fits the specific dimensions for check-in or carry-on

- Activate your credit cards for overseas use

- Exchange currency at the best money changer you can find

- Protect your home – make sure that all locks work and that your home insurance is up-to-date 

The day before…

- Pack all the stuff you need

- Put liquids in ziplock bags in case they leak. If they're going in your cabin luggage, remember they can't be over 100ml

- Put your travel documents in your carry-on 

On the day…

- Arrive early for your check-in, at least 2 hours before the flight departure time.

Have a fantastic holiday! Click here to get a travel insurance quote for your upcoming holiday!

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Trip cancellation for any reason! 

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