Make Sure your Passport is in Order
If your timeshare is located abroad, then you need to be apprised about the requirements for traveling to your destination. For example, if you need a passport, make certain that you apply for it well before you plan to travel.
Also, if you have a passport, make sure it will be valid for the time period that you are planning to stay at your timeshare. A passport is usually required for departure or entry when it comes to traveling abroad.
Obtaining a Visa
Many countries also require a visa, which is an official authorization that is stamped within your passport. It allows you to travel within a country for a specific purpose and for a limited time. Find out if you need to obtain a visa. If you are working with a travel agent, learn what the requirements are for obtaining and traveling with a visa in the country where you will be staying.
Immunization Requirements and Certificates
While traveling outside the country, also make sure that you have plenty of funds in the form of traveler’s checks. Don’t ever travel with cash. If certificates of immunization will be necessitated by the country where you will be visiting, then make sure you take the certifications with you. You can find immunization requirements online at http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/travel/vaccines_index.shtml.
For any Types of Concerns, Check in with your U.S. Embassy
If you have any concerns about the country where your timeshare is located, then check in with the nearest U.S. embassy when you get there. You will also need to find out if you’ll need an international driver’s license if you’ll be traveling by car.
Should you be allergic to certain medications or have allergic reactions to bites from some insects, then be sure to wear some type of medical alert tag when you are traveling outside the U.S. If you wear eyeglasses or contacts, make certain to pack some additional eyeglasses or contacts. Take along a copy of your medical records if you have any health issues, such as diabetes.
Basic Clothing and Accessories
Also, renew all prescription medicine and pack it in your carryon bag, never in luggage which could be lost. Generally, the activities you have planned will dictate what you will wear, but it doesn’t hurt to include such items as a lightweight rain jacket, some walking shoes and a sweater. Bring along some formalwear if you plan to dine in upscale restaurants.