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Checklist for International Travel

One month prior to departure:

  • Passport validation time.
  • Credit cards validation time.
  • Drivers licence validation time.
  • Insurance validation time.
  • Check your travel insurance also the coverage if you are renting a car.

One week prior to departure:

  • Check mobile phone connection.
  • Check suitcases (locks and labels), rucksacks and other necessary bags.
  • Pay the bills and credit cards.
  • Take clothes to the dry-cleaners.
  • Keys for those who need to enter the house.
  • Haircut, dentist and other – cancel appointments.
  • Magazines and/or Newspapers (cancel for the period).
  • Make a copy of the passport to keep in the luggage
  • Get the air ticket.
  • Get foreign currency (if needed).
  • Get the destination address
  • Get all pin numbers needed.
  • Check the rate for calling to/ from the country you are going to. In most cases it is much cheaper to have someone calling you in your mobile.

One day before departure:

  • Water the plants.
  • Refrigerator, take out products that are out of date.


  • Passport.
  • Air tickets.
  • Hotel voucher.
  • Destination address.
  • Foreign currency.
  • Credit cards.
  • PIN numbers.
  • Drivers licence.
  • Insurance policy.


  • Underwear.
  • Pajamas.
  • Socks (one
  • Pants and sweat pants.
  • Sweaters (sweat, common).
  • Suit/dress.
  • Shorts.
  • T-shirts.
  • Swim suit.
  • Warm coat.
  • Wind and waterproof outfit.
  • A scarf or a buff.
  • A cap or a hat.
  • Slippers.
  • Sports shoes.
  • Hiking boots.


  • Mobile phone and charge.
  • Mobile charger for a car
  • Alarm clock.
  • Camera and a Go pro Camera.
  • A selfie stick (especially if you are Asian :) ).
  • Radio.
  • VCR recorder and charger.
  • Usb key charger for your mobile in a car.
  • Small speakers.


  • Medicines that you are using.
  • Vitamins.
  • Painkillers.
  • Sun block.
  • Alca-seltzer.
  • Plaster, scissors, anti bacterial lubricants.
  • Contact lenses and fluids.
  • Mosquito cream.
  • Parfume - Eue de tolette.


  • Books and magazines to read.
    -We recommend a book in English/Spanish/German or the language you are speaking when travelling (consider a book that takes place in the country in question)
  • Consider a little tourist dictionary with you, when travelling to countries where English is not widely spoken.
  • Little book to write notes, addresses, emails etc.
  • Travel book like the Lonely planet.
  • A map of the country traveling to (or a google map)
  • Small money bag.
  • Rucksack.
  • Vanity bag.
  • Glasses/sunglasses.
  • Needle and thread.
  • If your are a student bring an International student card (often gives a discount at museums and more).
  • A small knife, like a plastic one (a spoon and a fork combined).
  • Your eye receipt, like if traveling to cheap countries to buy glasses.
  • Some extra less than 100 ml. containers.
  • If staying with local people bring present like music, wine, candy etc. from your country.
  • Icelanders only; perhaps cod liver oil, candy like opal, liquires, small map of Iceland.
  • Some food to eat in the (expensive) plane.

Business trip:

  • Personal/Business cards.
  • Usb key.
  • Hdmi cable and a Lan cable.
  • A pass for business lounge, like a Priority Pass.

Supplementary for a skiing trip:

  • Skiing gear.
  • Ski pants.
  • Ski pullovers.
  • Ski mittens.
  • Ski goggles.
  • Cap, scarf and warm undies.
  • Normal mittens.
  • Warm stockings.
  • Stocking-foot.
  • Small bag.
  • Small rucksack.
  • Sun block, lip- salve and other protections.

Netid - Visitorsguide whishes you a nice trip!

Author: Hákon Ţ. and Stefán S.

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