2. It is essential that at least one month before you travel, you find out if you require a visa to enter the country you'll be visiting. It is important to take care of this process ahead of time, as many countries delay the process. To do this you may need to visit the embassy of the country you’re planning to visit.
3. Many countries require a medical examination and certain vaccination such as Yellow Fever vaccination, hepatitis, H1N1 and others. Find out in the relevant embassies, tourist offices or travel agency, if required vaccination. (In some cases if you are allergic you cannot be vaccinated, therefore, ask your doctor for a certificate before traveling).
4. Do some research about your destination before traveling. Knowing about the climate, customs and currency of the country you will visit may be necessary.
5. Keep in mind the address where you will stay, be it a hotel or with relatives, you must have the data, because in most airports they ask for that data on tourist revenue control.
6. Some countries do not require visas, but require a tourist card and documents on your criminal history, such as the document for Colombian Judicial past
7. Always take good care of your documents, especially your passport and verify that the airport will put the stamp in and out of the country. This is indispensable as proof that you entered and left the country in accordance with the immigration laws.
8. Note that if you are traveling with children, they must also have a valid passport. Also, if the minor is traveling without its parents or guardian, you must submit a travel permit for minor consisting of a letter from his parent or guardian authorizing the minor can travel.
9. Remember that when traveling to a country that does not require an entry visa, you can only stay 90 days in most cases, depending on what the country stipulated in the visa or entry permit.
10. Travel with a travel insurance which includes medical cover as anything can happen and it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Even more so if you’re traveling overseas while pregnant.
11. In case of a problem in the country of your choice or loss of your documents, search for the corresponding embassy to your country of origin. There they will provide due attention to solve your problem.
12. Watch your luggage, and do not carry a lot of cash on you. It’s always best to lift any money you may need from an ATM once you’ve arrived at your destination.
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Article written by Dhm