Travel Checklist

Trip Preparation

  • Visas (if applicable)
  • Passports – check the expiration date two months before your trip
  • Trip Itinerary
  • Travel reservations, take along airplane tickets
  • Optional travel insurance to cover the duration of your trip
  • Driver’s license, registration, insurance cards, (leave unnecessary cards at home)
  • Money or foreign currency (cash, traveler’s checks, credit cards)
  • Arrange for someone to water your plants, receive your mail, and take care of your pets
  • Do not pack your travel documents or money in a suitcase that may get lost. Take your important documents and money in a wallet or purse that you can access at all times.
  • Make sure that your luggage has a tag with your name, address and telephone number.
  • Tie a colorful ribbon or attach distinctive stickers to your luggage so that you can identify it easily, and other travelers will not take them by mistake at a busy terminal.

Personal Items

  • Suitcases
  • Shirts, blouses, pants, dresses, hats, coats, sweaters
  • Rain protection – travel umbrella or raincoat
  • Underwear, socks
  • Toiletries, cosmetics, shaving needs, deodorant, shampoo
  • Dental floss, toothbrush, nail clippers, nail file
  • Contact lens preparations
  • Camera, batteries, charger, voltage converter
  • Swimming suit, beach towels, sun block cream
  • Cell phone
  • A printed list of emergency phone numbers or address book may be handy if your cell phone batteries run out or you lose your phone.

First Aid

  • First Aid Kit
  • Aspirin or Analgesic
  • Decongestant or cold/sinus medication