What documents do I need to carry with me when I travel?

Are you carrying the right travel documents?

Are you carrying the right travel documents?

In your last hours before a vacation you make a mental checklist of what has been done and needs to be done before you leave for the airport. You stop the paper and the mail, pack, and throw out the garbage.  Unfortunately, one of the last things we think about are the documents we need to travel.

As a travel planner I review the required and essential documents to travel with my clients.

5 Insider Tips to Travel Documents You Should Carry

1. Flight itineraries and receipts.  If you do not have a seat assignment call each airline you will be flying with and request one.  Note your reservation information.

2. Hotel information, including telephone number, address, and basic directions.

3. Photocopies of your government issued identification and/or passport. I keep photocopies of my travel documents on my person and in my carry-on.

4. Traveler’s Checks.  Unless you plan on doing some duty-free shopping you will not need to carry more than a $100 in cash.  Carry the rest of your money in the form of a US traveler’s checks or demand drafts.

5. If traveling internationally, the required entry forms and/or  immigration documents.  Contact the US Department of State or your local embassy for information on additional documents that are required.

About a year ago I started creating a digital file with scanned photocopies of important travel documents.  My clients rave about the ease of retrieving the essential information while on the move.

As always, please feel free to share your thoughts and experiences.

Carmen M. Perez, Travel Planner

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2 comments on “What documents do I need to carry with me when I travel?

  1. Thank you for the tips! What a great idea to have an electronic file of important travel documents

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