Being able to travel to another country or continent is one of the dreams of many people. If you have even a teensy bit of wanderlust in you, you will surely feel compelled to travel someday. However, if you are already considering it, you may want to make sure that the following has been dealt with before you start your journey:
- Do your research: The first job you have is to make sure you have done your research on the area/region that you are planning on visiting. Do you require a visa for the place? What is the currency that is used there and what is the exchange rate for you? How big is the time difference between the two places? These are just some of the basic questions that you need to find answers to.
- Have a valid passport: You need your passport to travel to all destinations, except the United Kingdom, which is why its validity is of utmost importance. Make sure that your passport has at least six months’ validity from your planned return date from your travel destination.
- Visa matters: Have you received your visa? For those who do not know how to acquire one: visit the Embassy or Consulate of the country you wish to visit and they will help you with all that you need, starting from visa application to general queries about what needs to be done.
- Know your travel warnings: The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will let you know the travel warnings before your journey. These warnings will help you know the different risks involved with travelling to the place you have chosen to go to.
- Money: Unless you are planning on visiting a remote area, credit and debit cards are great to carry for all expenses. Not only does that keep you from having to carry a wad of cash with you, wherever you go, it also removes all worries of being robbed during your stay abroad.
- Health: You certainly need to be in your best health if you wish to travel overseas. Although many people do not consider it, vaccines are a great idea before a journey. Certain regions require you to take vaccines, unless you want to catch a disease or illness. Therefore, do your research and find out what vaccines you require before visiting your travel destination.
- Travel Insurance: Do not back away from getting your travel insurance, as it could cover any thefts, medical expenses or even baggage damage while you are abroad. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will have certain travel insurances that are worth looking into, so do not forget to ask them about it. For more information, please visit: http://travelinsurancequote.ie/
- Local travelling: A driver license exchange operates between Ireland and some regions/countries. This means that you do not have to sit for any driving test when applying for your destination’s driving license.