Your summer travel checklist

Prior to Departure
Passports must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your trip’s return date
Check to see if a Visas is required
When traveling abroad, sign up for Smart Traveler on the State Department

Leave at Home
A copy of your itinerary with a friend or family member
A copy of your passport
Unneeded credit cards

Packing Reminders (check with airline on luggage limitations)
Clothing should be appropriate for climate and customs of your destination
Remember layering works well when traveling
Comfortable walking shoes
Medication should be carried with you, not packed in checked luggage

Before Leaving Home
Stop deliveries
Notify your credit card company(s) that you will be making overseas purchases
Contact your cell phone provider for an International plan to avoid roaming charges
Check in via the airline website or with your travel agent; prepay any baggage fees provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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