TOP FIVE TRAVEL TIPS
STAY in contact with friends and family back home and give them a copy of your travel itinerary so they know where you are.
CHECK the latest travel advice for your destination and subscribe to receive free email notifications each time the travel advice for your destination is updated.
TAKE out comprehensive travel insurance and ensure it covers you for the places you plan to visit and the things you plan to do.
FIND out about taking medication overseas – certain medicines aren’t allowed in some countries.
MAKE sure your passport has at least six months’ validity from your planned date of return to Australia. Carry extra passport photos in case your passport is lost or stolen and you need to replace it while you’re away.
CHECK to see if you’re regarded as a national of the country you plan to visit and whether dual nationality will have any implications for your travel plans.