After a long gap of two years, we can finally explore the world. With both domestic and international destinations opening up travel enthusiasts have planned their trips. Travelers seem to equally prefer, both domestic and international destinations, with the cost being within reach for both the options.
When you think of planning an international tour it is always suggested to plan your tour with slow and steady steps and with a systematic approach. For some individuals traveling internationally is a regular affair but the majority of the Indian passengers come from middle-class families, and for them, an international tour is like dream come true for which they have saved for years together.
Here are some tips to keep in mind while planning an international tour:
Passport: Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel and should not be a handwritten one. So if you are not ready with a passport, the first step is to apply for it. With valid documentation, you should get it within a month tops.
VISA: Every country has its own requirements for VISA approval. Your research abilities can be put to use here. You can find all the details on the nation’s tourism website or you can be safe and connect with a professional travel expert.
Travel Insurance: Very important, but most neglected part of your international tour is Travel insurance. Internationally, the medical facilities are very expensive and complicated, and if you are required to take medical help during your trip, you end up paying a huge amount. So by paying a nominal charge you can save a lot of money and stress (check indicative rates)
Choosing your destination: If you are interested in forests and nature, your destination is Vietnam and definitely not Dubai or the Maldives. So plan your tour as per your interest, and read about the destination before you finalize it.
While on Tour: Irrespective, whether you are traveling individually, in a Group or Solo tour some very important tools, should be kept handy. Depending on the weather Umbrella, Windcheater, Sweater and good sports shoes is must. Other things you should have handy are your personal medicines which should be sufficient for your tour (we have seen passengers caught at the airport with 2-3 boxes of Crocin and diabetic tablets), photo ID , cash in local currency, international debit or credit card, portable charger, travel adopter, power bank, sweater and mobile charges, written list of allergic medicines/food material.
COVID 19 Restrictions: Internationally different countries have different restrictions on COVID check that you should prepare for well in advance.
Advisory: Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs keeps on updating Advisories on their websites and keep track of it.
Mobile: While you are traveling internationally your International Roaming cell phone is your all-time backup so make your existing number has International roaming or buy a fresh number, because every time buying a local sim card is not economical.
Finally, keep a set of all the documents with your family back home so they are aware of your where about.
I am sure with these simple tips you will make your International Tour a memorable one.