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Traveler’s Checklist 2022

Experts in the travel and tourism industry believe that 2022 is the year to capitalize upon unpredictability. This will allow people to make up lost vacation time, despite the Omicron variant being prevalent.  It can be stressful to pack for a trip, domestic or international. It doesn’t matter if you are a new traveller or an experienced one, having a complete travel checklist is essential.

We have prepared a travel list to ease your worries:

1. Keep essential documents with you

It is essential to have all necessary documents with you, regardless of whether you are traveling within your country or abroad. It’s a smart idea to keep your travel documents handy in case of an emergency. Below is a list of travel documents that you will need for international and domestic trips.  Domestic travel requires a passport, government ID, a hotel booking receipt, itinerary and a Covid-19 vaccination certificate.

International travel requires passport, visa, passport, visa, air/train/bus/cruise ticket, government ID proof and hotel booking receipt.

It is best to bring both the original and a duplicate of your identification documents. In some cases, duplicate copies may be required.  Example: If you lose your original documents, you can get copies of them to replace them. It is also a smart idea to create digital copies of your documents and leave them at home with someone you trust.

2. Financial To-Dos:

Many travelers spend hours planning their vacation. This includes finding the best hotel or rental property, as well as looking for discounted flights. Many people don’t exercise the same caution when it comes to their financial planning – a serious checklist for travelers. Use these tips to help you manage your finances while on vacation.

  • Check Exchange Rate (International Trip). Do your research at least three weeks in advance of your trip to find out the currency and exchange rate for the country you’re visiting. You’ll want to make the exchange as cheap as possible once you have made your decision. This will help you avoid any fees and commissions. Currency exchange shops and kiosks at airports are the best places to exchange money. Airport currency exchange shops are aware that you will need local currency to travel by bus, train or taxi. They offer the lowest possible conversion rate and make a lot of cash. For the best rates, exchange currency at a local bank branch or ATM.
  • Get International & Domestic Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is useful for paying unexpected medical bills or getting reimbursements for lost property and cancelled trips.
  • Get a Pre-Paid Foreign Currency Cards (International Trip): Prepaid card are a convenient and cost-effective way to supplement your travel expenses. These cards can be used online to make international purchases and withdraw cash at an ATM. First, select the currency you prefer and then load your card with Indian rupees (INR) when you are in India. It allows you to transact internationally without paying any fees or charges. Pre-Paid Foreign Currency Cards have an exchange rate that is set on the day they are loaded.
  • Keep Cash with You (International and Domestic Trips): We recommend that you carry a small amount of cash, which can be divided among several wallets in case of emergency.
  • Download a Travel Expense tracker (International and Domestic trip): The Travel Expense tracker is a great tool to keep track of your spending. You can create budgets for daily or trip-long trips and track your expenditures for food and transportation.

3. All About Clothes & Toxics:

Another important aspect of a trip checklist is knowing what to bring. Many people overpack before embarking on a trip. This makes the experience less enjoyable. Overpacking can make your luggage bulkier and cause mental havoc. While you are exploring a new area, you have to think about other things. When packing for vacation, it is important to consider the climate. Below is a list that will help you choose the right packing items for your climate.

Hot Climate: Wear shorts, tshirts, dresses and skirts for hot climate. Oh! Make sure to use sunscreen to protect your skin against the damaging effects of the sun. Cold Climate: Warm clothing, such as thermal wear, pullovers and jeans/trousers, jackets, cardigans, trench coats, beanies, gloves and mufflers.

Rainfall Prone Climate: Jeans and hoodies, umbrellas, raincoats, raincoats, waterproof shoes. Toiletries: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, shampoo & condition, towels, wet wipes, sanitary napkins and shaving kit.

4. Personal Health and First-Aid

You should always have a travel medicine kit. You might not have access to medications or a first-aid kit in all places. If you travel to remote hill stations in the jungle, you won’t be able to get medical attention. To treat minor injuries and illnesses, we recommend that you have the following items in your travel bag:

  • Thermometer
  • Fever Reliever/ Pain Reliever
  • Antibiotic Cream/Antiseptic Creme
  • Bandages
  • Band-Aids
  • Antacids
  • Antidiarrheal Medication
  • Insect Repellent
  • Oral Rehydration Solution
  • Mosquito Net
  • Vitamins
  • Hand Sanitiser/Disinfectant
  • N95 Masks

5. Travel Checklist for Gadgets

The right combination of gadgets can make a trip easier and more efficient. Today’s society is full of innovative travel technology that makes travel easy. There are many options available for all types of travel, including smart suitcases that can save you space and solar-powered chargers. This is a list with the best travel gadgets you should have on hand for when you are on the move:

  • Cellphone & Cellphone charger
  • Selfie Stick
  • Tripod for hand-held use
  • Camera & Camera Charger
  • Memory Card
  • E-Reader
  • Convertor and adapter for travel
  • Flashlight
  • Headphones

6. Get Travel Aids

We all love to travel, but we can be distracted by the excitement in our hearts from the essentials. These are our top travel accessories for 2022 that will help you travel safer and smarter.

  • Suitcase
  • Backpack
  • Maps
  • Language guide
  • Sleeping mask, travel pillow, and earplugs
  • Travel locks
  • Luggage tags
  • Pen & Paper
  • Snacks
  • Pepper Spray

7. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the Travel Guidelines 2022

  • Mask up: In 2022 one of the most important travel guidelines will be to wear a Face Mask. Many people believe wearing a mask is necessary for self-protection. Everyone should wear masks to prevent disease-carrying droplets from traveling into the air and spreading to others. If you don’t use a mask, you could face a fine.
  • Maintain Physical Distance: Keep at least 6 feet from others to prevent COVID-19.
  • Do Not Travel With COVID-19 Symptoms. You or your family members are not well and have never been in close contact with someone with COVID-19.
  • Get Vaccinated. Family members who are not vaccinated and at greater risk for severe diseases should delay travel until they have had all their vaccines.
  • Avoid congestion: Do not enter crowded spaces, closed spaces, or areas with restricted ventilation. Also, avoid crowds and large gatherings like concerts, events, parties, and other social gatherings during your trip.
  • After returning from your trip, take a RTPCR test. Within 4-5 days you will receive an RTPCR Test. If you’re positive, do not leave the house and continue self-quarantine throughout the seven-day period. You should isolate yourself if your RTPCR Test results come back positive to stop the infection spreading to others.

This travel checklist can be saved for future trips. This checklist will ensure you have everything you need for your holiday, including packing tips and travel guidelines.

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