Archive for June 6th, 2009

Top 10 Travel Tips

  1. Check the latest travel advice and subscribe to receive free e-mail notification each time the advice for your destination is updated.
  2. Take out appropriate travel insurance to cover hospital treatment, medical evacuation and any activities, like adventure sports, in which you plan to participate.
  3. Before traveling overseas register online or at the local embassy, high commission or consulate of your country, once you arrive so we can contact you in an emergency.
  4. Obey the law. Consular assistance cannot override local laws, even where local laws appear harsh or unjust by Australian standards.
  5. Check to see if you require visas for the country or countries you are visiting or transiting.  Be aware that a visa does not guarantee entry..
  6. Make copies of your passport details, insurance policy, travellers’ cheques, visas and credit card numbers. Carry one copy in a separate place to the originals and leave a copy with someone at home.
  7. Check with health professionals for information on recommended vaccinations or other precautions and find out about overseas laws on travelling with medicines
  8. Make sure your passport has a minimum six months validity. Carry additional copies of your passport photos in case you need a replacement while overseas.
  9. Leave a copy of your travel itinerary with someone at home and keep in regular contact with friends or relatives while overseas.
  10. Before departing your country check whether you’re regarded as a national of the country you intend to visit. Research whether holding dual nationality has any implications for your travel.


Sound Travel Tips

Autralia's TravelSmart Program

Autralia's TravelSmart Program

If you’re looking for some of the most concise, easy to read travel tips and up-to-date travel advisories and advice read on. Included with my wife’s Aussie passport, is a travel brochure supplied by the Australian government. We all know Aussie’s and Kiwi’s are known for their Overseas Expeditions (OE) often lasting years. What better place to go for fine-tuned info. I picked up the brochure this morning, and scanned such titles as travel health,  insurances (exciting topic), reciprocal health care agreements, the law, and tips on each region.  A visit to their website shows the brochure (with assistance of Lonely Planet) in its entirety under different links for each topic on travel advisories and tips. It’s well organized and concise, from a country who’s citizens know travel.

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