International Travel Tips

Between the packing and planning, traveling abroad can be stressful for travelers and travel agents alike. Our goal is to make sure your vacations are not only protected by travel insurance, but also enjoyable and stress-free. To do just that, we’ve put together the top tips for international travel:

  • Wear closed-toe shoes whenever possible. The Independent Traveleradvises this because they can, “help prevent insect bites or cuts on your toes from gravelly surfaces.” So leave those flips flops in your hotel room and wear closed-toe shoes that will keep you safe and comfortable.Did you know travel insurance provides coverage if you are injured while you’re on vacation?
  • Book your rental car in advance. Rates are almost always more affordable if you call or book online before you arrive.  Don’t be afraid to shop around. There are a lot of great comparison sites you can use to find the best deal.Did you know travel insurance provides rental car coverage? Rental car companies may charge high amounts to cover collision or other damage to a rental vehicle, and travel insurance can protect you from this damage liability.
  • Make a copy of your passport to take with you.In case your passport is lost or stolen, you’ll have a copy in order to get a new passport quickly.Did you know if your lost or stolen passport causes delays during your trip, travel insurance could provide coverage?
  • Pack an extra outfit in your carry-on.You’ll have a change of clothes if your luggage doesn’t arrive at your destination.Did you know if your luggage is delayed, lost or stolen during your trip, travel insurance could provide coverage for your luggage and replacement items you may need to buy?
  • Make sure you’re up to date on vaccinations. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)is a great place to get recommendations for vaccinations and other travel health precautions for your trip abroad.Did you know if you fall ill while on vacation travel insurance could provide coverage for your medical bills and any missed parts of your vacation?
  • Be aware of any travel warnings for your destination. A good place to start is the Department of State’s list of travel alerts and warnings.Did you know travel insurance can provide coverage if your trip is affected by an unforeseen terrorist incident?

Do you have an international tip you want to share? Leave a comment below, write it on our Facebook timeline or Tweet us. We look forward to hearing your tips!

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