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10 things to remember before vacationing abroad

2021-07-27T05:06:57.037Z

To avoid any disappointments, our checklist of essential elements to check before departure. A few days before departure, it's the frenzy, we do not know where to turn, prepare our suitcase, warn the neighbors, find someone to water the plants (maybe the neighbors?), Have the car kept. cat… (by the neighbors?). But above all, there are 10 essential things to check before boarding. Ensure , during this particular period of the Covid-19 pandemic, the access conditions reserved for French t



A few days before departure, it's the frenzy, we do not know where to turn, prepare our suitcase, warn the neighbors, find someone to water the plants (maybe the neighbors?), Have the car kept. cat… (by the neighbors?).

But above all, there are 10 essential things to check before boarding.

Ensure

, during this particular period of the Covid-19 pandemic, the access conditions reserved for French travelers in the country or countries of destination.

To do this, consult the

Figaro

menu

.

Make an appointment,

in time, for a PCR test

, in order to have the results less than 72 hours before the start of the trip, or to schedule an antigen test within 48 hours before departure.

Obtain the European health pass if you plan to travel to Europe.

Take out your passport

and check its validity date

.

Some states require a passport valid for 6 months after the return date.

Find out about the conditions for entering the country: visa on site or to request before leaving.

Check if his insurance covers the destination

or the planned activity (the trip on horseback, for example, often requires an extension).

Check the amounts covered for medical care and hospitalization abroad, which may vary depending on the destination.

See also the terms of the contract in the event of repatriation.

Check the clauses in the event of Covid as well.

Request a certificate if necessary.

Get your hands on your health

or vaccination record and check the dates of your last reminders (excluding Covid), you may have some surprises ...

Make copies of travel documents, tickets and passport

.

In the event of loss or theft, you must be able to prove your identity and citizenship.

Put a copy or two of these precious documents in your luggage.

Digitizing your passport and tickets is also a solution.

Make sure you always have some cash

on arrival, in local currency if possible, as payments by credit card are not accepted everywhere.

Very useful for taking the taxi or the bus when arriving at the airport.

Provide different credit cards if possible

(Visa, MasterCard or American Express), as a card may not be accepted at one location.

Contact the bank before departure to report your trip.

Consider increasing the withdrawal and payment limits

Choose a suitable travel guide.

Whether in its traditional format, for paper lovers, or in digital form, it must be suitable for travel.

It is good to provide a map and a small lexicon of the local language, it can help.

Bring a power adapter

.

The small essential device to survive while traveling, that is to say, recharge your phone and camera.

This small list is not exhaustive and varies according to the type of trip envisaged.

For a

roadtrip

, for example, you will need to find out about the need for an international license.

Have a good trip !

YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT SUMMER HOLIDAYS:

"Is the health pass compulsory to go to Corsica?"

"Do I have to have my children tested to go to Spain?"

"Do you need two doses of vaccine to take a French domestic line?"

Source: lefigaro

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