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Holiday checklist

Before leaving home

  • Inform someone of your holiday address, inc. telephone number
  • Leave a set of keys with a trusted person; arrange for someone to check on your home if necessary
  • Cancel newspapers
  • Arrange transport to the airport
  • Attach a luggage tag with your name and address to your suitcase
  • Check the baggage terms and conditions
  • Check methods of payment available in the country to which you are travelling
  • Take out travel / baggage insurance policy if required
  • Ensure that you have health insurance covering foreign travel
  • Pack provisions for the flight
  • Empty the fridge and dispose of rubbish
  • Unplug and/or turn off electrical devices / lights / heating / water
  • Close and lock windows and doors

Documents etc.

  • Valid ID cards/passports/child ID cards (valid for at least 6 months)
  • Copies of important documents
  • Travel documents (vouchers, tickets, booking numbers, reservation confirmations, …)
  • Driving licence
  • European health insurance card
  • Credit card / cash

Travel first aid kit

  • After-sun cream
  • Treatment for nausea
  • Painkillers (e.g. for headaches)
  • Own specific medications
  • Small first aid kit (plasters, bandages, disinfectant)
  • Ointment
  • Insect repellent

Travel accessories

  • Address list for postcards
  • Sunscreen
  • Mp3 player / headphones
  • Mobile phone + charger
  • Camera + other photography equipment
  • Sunglasses / sunhat
  • Travel sewing kit
  • Games
  • Reading material
  • Travel guides
  • Dictionary / phrase book
  • Swimming trunks / swimming costume / bikini
  • A cloth to cover head and shoulders if visiting a mosque

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