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A Comprehensive Overseas Travel Checklist | Free Printable Travel Checklist

By Jolene Ejmont @Wanderluststory
A Comprehensive Overseas Travel Checklist | Free Printable Travel Checklist

Do you get nervous before an international flight?

Do you have moments where you doubt whether you have ticked every box whilst trying to get organised for the holiday?

Being nervous and having anxiety is not fun! Why not use our overseas travel checklist to help ease those doubts and worries!! Please find a FREE printable travel checklist below!

Travellers Checklist for "Before you go"

I think we all get some level of nerves before an impending overseas trip. We all have a nervous moment where we wonder if we have organised everything we needed to.

Sometimes a little travellers checklist can help take away the anxiety that is associated with international trips!!

So please feel free to grab this checklist as a printable!-

Your Travel to do list for a Month or Two Before

A Comprehensive Overseas Travel Checklist | Free Printable Travel Checklist
Make sure you have up to date photo identification - Make sure your passport is valid for the entire duration of your trip! Make sure to have more than one form of photo identification on you ... just for in case!

A Comprehensive Overseas Travel Checklist | Free Printable Travel Checklist
Find out whether a Visa is required for your trip

A Comprehensive Overseas Travel Checklist | Free Printable Travel Checklist
Make sure you have travel insurance - Don't leave the country without travel insurance, always be prepared when you are in a foreign country. For our Australian readers we can recommend CoverMore Insurance and for our readers from USA, we suggest you look into Allianz Travel Insurance.

A Comprehensive Overseas Travel Checklist | Free Printable Travel Checklist
Start creating your holiday itinerary - Figure out where you want to go and what you want to see and do whilst on your holiday.

A Comprehensive Overseas Travel Checklist | Free Printable Travel Checklist
Book accommodation - We love two sites for researching and booking hotels. HotelsCombined is a brilliant site to start your research on! It pulls up data from most booking platforms and gives you a comparison of prices! Easy to pick the cheapest one and off you go! If we know where we want to stay, we usually tend to book our hotels on Agoda. They also allow you to link up your travel rewards cards so that you can earn some points! They offer fabulous prices, they are easy to use and very reliable!

A Comprehensive Overseas Travel Checklist | Free Printable Travel Checklist
Book your Airport Transfers - If you are not planning on renting a car, you might like to pre-organise and sort out your airport transfers. The easiest way, but also the most expensive, is to simply organise it through your hotel.

A Comprehensive Overseas Travel Checklist | Free Printable Travel Checklist

-Your Travelling Overseas Checklist for the Week Before

A Comprehensive Overseas Travel Checklist | Free Printable Travel Checklist
Exchange some money - Depending on where you are going, currency might have to be ordered and will take a while to arrive, so get this sorted at the start of the week! We love getting our money exchanged at the post office as they offer great rates and charge no exchange fees!

A Comprehensive Overseas Travel Checklist | Free Printable Travel Checklist
Make copies of important travel information - Copy your passport, insurance policy, itinerary, traveller's cheques, visa and credit card numbers. Carry one copy in a separate place to the originals and leave a copy at home with a friend or family member.

A Comprehensive Overseas Travel Checklist | Free Printable Travel Checklist
Organise your Electronics - Start charging up your camera's batteries and sort out any pieces of electronic equipment that you might like to take with you.

We love using packing cubes when we pack, keeps things nice and organised! Read about the top packing cubes for 2018 here! Don't forget to weight your bag and add a nametag!

After more tips on how to pack your suitcase? Here is a great guide containing 32+ packing tips.

A Comprehensive Overseas Travel Checklist | Free Printable Travel Checklist

Going Overseas Checklist for the Day of Departure

A Comprehensive Overseas Travel Checklist | Free Printable Travel Checklist
Make sure that you have your ticket, passport and insurance policy packed in your carry-on luggage

A Comprehensive Overseas Travel Checklist | Free Printable Travel Checklist
Sort out your wallet or handbag! Leave behind things you don't need and only take the bank cards with you that you are planning on using. Remember to have both local currency as well as international currency on you.

A Comprehensive Overseas Travel Checklist | Free Printable Travel Checklist
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes - Make sure that you are comfortable in whatever clothing you choose to fly in! I like to take a jumper and a pair of socks with me on the flights as I'm always either to hot or too cold on the planes!

A Comprehensive Overseas Travel Checklist | Free Printable Travel Checklist
Check the flight status! - Important as flights can be delayed by hours and it is better to relax at home than wait at the airport!

A Comprehensive Overseas Travel Checklist | Free Printable Travel Checklist
Check in online - Check if you can check in online with your airline.

A Comprehensive Overseas Travel Checklist | Free Printable Travel Checklist
Over to You:

A Comprehensive Overseas Travel Checklist | Free Printable Travel Checklist
Check to see when you can check in - Make sure that you arrive with ample time to book into the airport for your flight! Do check with the airline when they want you there, generally, it is 2-3 hours before an international flight.

    Did you pick up on anything important that I might have missed on our checklist for travelling overseas? Please leave a comment and let us know!!

Originally from South Africa, now living in Australia, Jolene is a wife and a mother to three beautiful daughters. Together with her family, she is embarking on a journey towards changing her current stress-filled life to one focusing on her dreams and her passion for travel. She wants to share her stories in the hope to inspire you to chase your own dreams!


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