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International Travel - before you go

If you are travelling overseas, before you depart, check you have done the following:

  • If you are travelling to a country that can be deemed risky check the latest advisory from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) . This will tell you the level of risk at your destination and whether tourist and non-essential travel is advised
  • Register your travel details with MFAT. This is advisable so that in the event of terrorism, natural disaster or even a family emergency at home, you can be contacted and accounted for
  • Take note of this number - you can use it in an emergency from anywhere in the world
  • Ensure you have had any recommended vaccinations or immunisations. Your local health professional will be able to advise you on this
  • Check your passports are still valid. Many countries require a passport to be valid for at least six months beyond the date of entry to that country
  • Check that you do not need a visa to enter the country/ies on your itinerary
  • Ensure you have health and travel insurance
  • If you are intending to drive at your destination, check if you will need an International Driving Permit

This article has been written for Kidspot. Sources include www.safetravel.govt.nz