8 Things You Should Prepare Before Traveling

By Deidre Casandra M. | 17, Oct, 2022
8 Things You Should Prepare Before Traveling

Traveling during the post-covid situation can be very challenging if no preparation is done. For most people, the thought of traveling abroad is exciting and refreshing. But for some, it can be a nerve-wracking experience. You may feel you're not prepared enough for the trip or have too many things to pack. However, with proper planning and preparation, you'll be able to enjoy your trip as much as possible. Here are some tips on how to travel during the post-covid situation.

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1. Make sure your passport is up to dateMake sure your passport is up to date.

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The first thing you should do before leaving your home country is to check if your passport is still valid and has no problems with its pages or photos. If it does, you'll need to renew it before going on your trip so that you won't encounter any issues entering other countries. Also, ensure that all of the pages in your passport are filled up so that there will be no issues when you want to apply for visas or enter other countries.


2. Plan your outfit

plan your outfits

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It could be a little challenging for Muslim women to pack light since hijabi women require much more items, such as long dresses, additional layers, scarves, and more. When packing for a trip, try to plan your outfit before you go. One tip, pack clothes that work well together since they will likely be worn multiple times throughout the trip.


3. Get travel insurance

One of the things you should do before traveling abroad during a post-covid situation is to get travel insurance. Best to have Covid disease covered as well. It would be best if you always had travel insurance before traveling abroad because it covers medical expenses, lost baggage, and more — all of which can be expensive while abroad. With this being covered, you can travel with absolute peace of mind and enjoy the rest of your vacation. Check here to see available travel insurance today.


4. Check the weather forecastcheck the weather forecast

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It's important to know what weather to expect when you travel abroad. You don't want to pack your shorts if it's snowing in London! It's also helpful to check for other factors like humidity and temperature to plan accordingly. Plan with the help of an Internet search engine or an app like AccuWeather or WeatherBug that provides real-time conditions at your destination airport or city.


5. Get Covid tested

While it's not mandatory anymore to get Covid tested, it's good to know that you are in excellent health condition when traveling. CDC suggests getting tested at least three days before travel to prevent the spread of the disease. Check your destination country's travel warnings for updates on the post-covid situation.


6. Get your vaccinations

It would be best to get vaccinated for at least six weeks before going abroad. Some vaccinations require multiple doses, so allow enough time between each amount if possible. Here are some vaccination info you should know.

  1. The World Health Organization recommends having yellow fever vaccination if traveling to areas with a risk of exposure to the disease, such as parts of Africa and South America.
  2. You should also ensure that any booster shots are up to date if you want them.
  3. Get vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) and tetanus-diphtheria (Td) or tetanus-diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) before travel if not completed within the past ten years. Find out more about the vaccines needed when visiting your country's destination here.
  4. Get the Covid vaccine as most countries today require travelers to get Covid vaccine jab before entering. Find out whether your destination country accepts your Covid vaccine as valid for travel here.

Read more about Popular Country Destinations that have opened up their borders for International Travels to know more about travel and Covid restrictions in some popular destinations.


7. Currency conversion

When preparing for a trip, be sure to check the exchange rate of your destination currency. You may want to get your cash to convert to the currency of the country you're visiting before leaving home as usually the exchange rate fee is expensive overseas.


8. Study up on common phrases in the local languageStudy up on common phrases in the local language

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It's fun and exciting to learn something new about the country you're visiting. Knowing common phrases such as "hello" and "thank you" to be more polite and understand what locals say to you will improve your trip. If you can speak a bit of the local language, it will be easier for you to communicate with locals and make friends with them. In addition, if you have an accent when speaking their language, locals will be more welcoming and friendly toward you. So try to learn some common phrases in the local language before traveling.

Read more about Top 7 Useful Language to Learn for Traveling to know about languages that could be helpful during your travels.


Prepping for traveling can be troublesome as you must prepare a lot before going. However, proper travel planning will help you be ready for unexpected events, improve your overall travel experience and get absolute peace of mind while traveling; just as the saying goes, " all things are ready if our mind be so". -William Shakespeare

We hope this guide helps you to plan your yet exciting travel. Visit Halaltrip for more travel tips, articles, and information.


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