Going abroad for holidays, work trips or any other purpose involves plenty or preparation. There’s a long list of things you’ll need to take with you including essentials, medical items and cover in case of a serious incident that ruins your trip. What do you need to do before and during your travels to another country?
The first thing you’ll need to do is arrange travel. This can be done at a travel shop, over the phone or online. Then, you should get some foreign currency to spend during your trip – get more than usual, as you never know what might happen during your stay. Then, you need to pack enough clothes to last you for the duration of your trip – and bring an extra day’s clothes too in case of an accident.
You might be aware that airports and/or airlines have restrictions on the amount of luggage you can bring with you. Make sure you know what that limit is and that you don’t go over it. Vaccinations are vital too, as you want to be protected against serious and fatal illness – going to your local health centre or hospital will help, or you could research online which vaccinations you will need for you holiday destination. Finally, make sure you have travel insurance, as you can never be too sure of what may or may not happen when you’re abroad.
Accidents happen fairly regularly during holidays and business trips, and the case of a British woman who suffered a serious head injury in an Abu Dhabi hotel is testament to that. She has received help with payment for extensive medical treatment from her insurance policy, but her family are unsure of what could happen when the policy ends.
The possibility of making a compensation claim if insurance isn’t enough could prove useful, regardless of how difficult it may be to navigate foreign laws. Firms such as first4lawyers.com offer no win no fee compensation claims, which mean not paying them a penny in legal fees if a claim is unsuccessful. This is useful to know, and a successful claim could pay for all medical treatment needed after an accident.
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