Visiting another country teaches us many different things about its people, culture, food, language and fashion. It also changes our perspective in life and how we see the world.
As a new traveler you feel excited and at the same time anxious because you don’t know what to expect when you get to your destination.
We have prepared a list of important things to remember before your departure, upon your arrival and during your stay in your chosen country to spend your holiday .
Prepare - Make a checklist of all the documents that you need for your travel so you won’t miss anything. Flip through your passport and make sure it’s valid for up to six months from your exit date in the country.
Budget - Since you have planned for this tour, I’m sure you are also financially prepared. So, if you have the money to spend, just go and enjoy shopping!
At the airport, here’s what you need to do:
Step1: Pay the travel tax and departure fee - Ideally it is already included when you purchase your ticket. If not, the check-in agent will assist you regarding this.
Step2: Check-in - Present your ticket and he/she will give your boarding pass.
Step3: Fill-up the Immigration Form/Departure Card - You need to provide the address where you are going to stay in another country.
Step4: Go to the Immigration Booth - The immigration officer will ask your purpose of travel and how long you’re going to stay in the country. Just give simple
answers. You need to convince them that you will go there for a tour and not to look for a job.
Step5: Final security check - Remove all metals and gadgets from your body including shoes. Then proceed to the boarding gate and wait for your flight.
Upon Your Arrival
At the airport, get your checked-in luggage from the baggage carousel or conveyor, proceed to the immigration booth then go to the customs section for luggage inspection. Now, you’re set to enjoy! While waiting for someone to pick you up at the airport, you can tour around and take pictures. When you get to the hotel or house of a friend/family member take some rest and prepare for your first tour. Bring your passport with you everytime you go out.
During Your Stay
Find security in the knowledge that no matter where you are in the world, you have access to the help and support that you need.