Travelling with prescription medicines –

If you are planning a trip overseas, organising your medicine is one of the most important things you can do. If you require prescription medicine, it is important you have this medicine with you so you remain in good health while you are away.

  • Read the travel advice and check with the embassies of the countries you’re visiting to make sure your medicine is legal there
  • Carry a letter from your doctor detailing what the medicine is, how much you’ll be taking and stating the medicine is for your personal use or the personal use of someone with you (for example, a child)
  • Leave the medicine in its original packaging so it can be easily identified.
  • Always carry important medication with you on board the plane. Do not pack it with your checked baggage.

 

Travel Insurance

Take out comprehensive travel insurance and ensure it covers you for the places you plan to visit and the things you plan to do.

Travel Documents

Make copies of your passport details, insurance policy, travellers cheques, visas and credit card numbers. Carry one copy in a separate place to the originals and leave a copy with someone at home.

Handy Travel Tips

  • Roll your clothes when packing. There will be no creases and more clothes will fit into your suitcase
  • Carry tissues that can double up as toilet paper. Plus carry a hand sanitiser.
  • Be respectful. Pay attention to how local women dress to work out how you should.
  • Thread your necklaces through a plastic straw to stop them from getting tangled.
  • Keep a change of clothes and basic toiletries in your carry-on. If your luggage gets lost you will be very glad.

 

Checklist for your plane journey;

  • Take thick socks and a jumper for the plane. Feeling cold will stop you sleeping.
  • Take ear plugs with you. It can be very noisy on the plane.
  • Eye mask. It can be quite disrupting when the person next to you wants to read throughout the night!
  • Bring a good book or magazine to read
  • Bring a small tube of moisturiser and a bottle of water (if allowed by customs). The air conditioning on board can be very dehydrating.

 

Go to www.smarttraveller.com.au for more travel information.