8 Travel Tips When Heading Abroad

Silhouette of family in airport walking to luggage.

Nothing’s more satisfying than choosing a few days in your calendar for a well deserved break. The hotel and flights are booked, your ‘annual leave’ has been approved, and of course, you’ve renewed your Annual AIB Travel Insurance.

If you’re travelling internationally and with children, here are some handy tips:

Check-in with your doctor and Health Insurance provider.

Make sure to double check and ensure you have all of the correct vaccinations and that you have renewed any essential prescriptions you may need.

Don’t forget to download your apps and ebooks before you travel.

Ensure you avoid expensive roaming data charges from your network and get your apps and ebooks downloaded before you leave.

Photocopy and bring copies of your passport.

Just in case your passport gets lost or stolen, you need to be sure that you can return home, or be able to provide proof of your citizenship.

Make sure you pack a phone charger adapter.

Want to use your iPad by the pool? Then make sure you can charge it . Don’t get caught out by the varying plug sizes and voltage of other countries.

Check the voltage of your electronics.

Did you know that other countries have different voltage requirements for your must have hairdryer or straightener? Make sure you check this out before you leave as the voltage might not be high enough for that country.

Essential snacks especially for young children.

Travelling to foreign lands is fun but eating abroad can often become a tough task when small children are in your party. It’s a good idea to bring small snacks to keep you and the kids going until you find food that you all like!

Whatever the season, sunscreen is essential

Simply by spending anytime outdoors sunscreen is an essential. Ideally, you should use one with both UVA and UVB protection that’s SPF 15 at the very minimum.

Insurance contact details

Keep your travel insurance contact number and policy number to hand always as you may need to call them in the event of an emergency.

Finally make sure your covered whenever your travels bring you. If you require Travel Insurance , AIB has a wide range of holiday insurance policies to suit any travel internerities. Buy online here today and get the best cover all year round.

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