Read up on your destination. Learn about visa requirements, local laws, customs, and medical care in the countries you are visiting.
Be aware of any travel Wwrnings or travel alerts for your destination country, which describe risks to you and may affect your travel plans.
Find out about health precautions and recommendations for vaccinations and other travel health precautions for your trip abroad.
Prepare to handle money overseas. Before you go, notify your bank and credit card company of your travel, and check exchange rates
Carry contact details for the nearest embassy or consulate with you, in English and the local language
Apply early for a passport , or renew your old one. It should be valid for at least six months after you return home, and needs to have two or more blank pages. Check all family members’ passports because those for adults are valid for 10 years, but children’s passports only for five.
You may need to get a visa before you travel to a destination. Contact the embassy of the foreign countries you will be visiting for more information
Get a letter from your doctor for medications you are bringing. Some countries have strict laws, even against over-the-counter medications
If you are traveling alone with children, foreign border officials may require custody documents or written consent from the other parent.
Make two photocopies of all your travel documents in case of emergency. Leave one copy with a trusted friend or relative at home and carry the other separately from your documents in case of loss or theft.
Make sure you have health insurance whenever you are traveling abroad
Also check if you have coverage for trip interruption/cancellation and loss or theft, to help pay for unexpected expenses
Check the electrical points requirements of the country you are visiting.
Organise roaming or a local sim card for your mobile.