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International travel: what documents should you carry when traveling overseas?

Taking an international flight is exciting…until you realise at the airport that you forgot to bring along an important document. Or worse, you didn’t print a required document because you didn’t think it would be necessary.

This can lead to unnecessary arguments and inconvenience. If you’re a first time international flyer, then it’s important for you to ensure you arrive at the airport fully prepared for the flight ahead.

Over preparing is not a bad thing. So when you’ve booked a flight from our flight specials i [link to:], then you need to ensure you have all the compulsory documents before you leave the house.

Here are travel documents you should never forget when you’re boarding an international flight:

  • Health Documents

If you’ve been browsing through flights to Lusaka from Durban and you’re keen on visiting this beautiful country then you should know that obtaining a health document from your doctor is mandatory when travelling to Zambia. Illnesses such as malaria, hepatitis A and typhoid are common in this country and vaccinations and preventative treatments against these illnesses have to be taken. You also need to make sure you take the prescribed medication before, during and after your trip.

  • Visa :Most know that passports are essential to pack  when travelling across the border. Ensure you have a valid visa that does not expire within six months of you travelling to your destination.
  • ID and Passport :Not having a valid identity document and passport that is in good condition may result in denied boarding . Make sure your passport does not expire within 6 months of flying.
  • Boarding Pass :Some airlines allow this to be printed at the airport and some don’t. So to avoid confusion, it’s best to print a boarding pass before checking in at the airport.

Make copies :Make at least two copies of each of the necessary documents and put them in separate bags. In the unfortunate event of losing your ID or passport, you will have a certified copy of each document which will cause you to panic less.

  • Company ID :If you’re flying on business then it’s crucial to ensure you have your company profile and company’s identity documents in case they are checked.

Prevent those ‘Oh no” moments by travelling with the correct documents. It is also recommended that you do thorough research on the country you’re travelling to. So that you can prepare yourself in any event, that may affect your health overall wellbeing.

what documents should you carry when traveling overseas?