Every country has their own travel guides to which they give to the citizens in an attempt to ensure everything goes well during their trip.
The Australian government has recently updated their travel guide in 2010 and has included ten tips for Australians about to embark on an overseas adventure.
Here is the list of ten tips:
1. Check the latest travel advice for your destination and subscribe to receive free e-mail notification each time the travel advice for your destination is updated.
2. Take out appropriate travel insurance to cover hospital treatment, medical evacuation and any activities, including adventure sports, in which you plan to participate.
3. Before traveling overseas register your travel and contact details online or at the local Australian embassy, high commission or consulate once you arrive, so we can contact you in an emergency.
4. Obey the law. Consular assistance cannot override local laws, even where local laws appear harsh or unjust by Australian standards.
5. Check to see if you require visas for the country or countries you are visiting or transiting.
6. Make copies of your passport details, insurance policy, travelers cheques, visas and credit card numbers.
7. Check with health professionals for information on recommended vaccinations or other precautions and find out about overseas laws on traveling with medicines.
8. Ensure your passport has at least six months’ validity from your planned date of return to Australia.
9. Leave a copy of your travel itinerary with someone at home and keep in regular contact with friends and relatives while overseas.
10. Before departing Australia check whether you are regarded as a national of the country you intend to visit.
And remember, safe traveling is the key to safety abroad!!!!