Now that places are slowly starting to open back up again, people are eager to get back to living their lives. And that means going on vacation.
All of this time in the quarantine may have made you rusty, so you may be confused by a lot of things when it comes to traveling. To get you back up to speed, here are four important things you should remember this year.
Checking Your Passport’s Expiration Date
You’ve booked a wonderful trip with the family to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, forgetting that your passport may have expired. Just because you have a good excuse for forgetting during quarantine doesn’t mean that they’re going to let you on the plane.
Regulations state that you must have a passport that expires at least six months before your flight, meaning that you can’t travel if it’s going to expire soon. If the date is close, then you should begin the renewal process immediately. Be aware that this does take some time to complete, so you may want to pay extra for the expedited service so that you get your passport back in time.
Opting for Global Entry
Depending on how often you plan on flying to go on vacation, you may want to consider Global Entry. This option has dedicated kiosks that allow you to get through security much faster by giving you a TSA Pre-Check before every flight.
No more standing in line, waiting, and having to juggle your shoes and your hand luggage. You can breeze right through security and all you have to do is go through the process of the mandatory interview.
Having the Right ID On You
Travel is becoming more serious, and that means that you need a real identity on your person before booking a flight. That means taking your driver’s license with you so that security can verify that you are the person in your passport photo.
Ensure that your driver’s license is also up to date so that you’re not missing out on that wonderful vacation at the Warner Bros. Studios Tour in London.
Buying A Travel Insurance Policy
Get the peace of mind you deserve by having a travel insurance policy. This can cover a wide variety of things, such as flights being canceled or the loss of your luggage.
If you’re a frequent flyer, then you may want to consider an annual plan that covers you for all of your flights throughout the year. Many plan providers are also pretty reasonably priced.
Traveling abroad has become both easier and more difficult at the same time. The use of digital technology to get people through the lines faster has certainly helped, but there have been more rules added to security measures, so it’s important that you adhere to them all. If you haven’t traveled in a very long time, it would be a good idea to check on the new security measures to ensure you’re complying with them the next time you head to the airport.