Apply for a Passport 4 to 6 months prior to travel.
Renew your passport approximately nine months before it expires. Check the expiration date because certain countries require passports to remain valid for up to six months after travel.
Check with your doctor and Travel.State.gov regarding immunizations and other requirements for countries you are entering and for reentry into the United States.
Global Entry allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. As a Global Entry member, you arrive in the United States, check-in at the Global Entry kiosk and you’re on your way.
- Check with your cell service provider regarding international calling plans.
- Inform your credit card company that you will be using your card in different countries.
- Bring your debit card for ATM withdrawals
- Exchange some US currency for currency of the countries you are entering so that you will have a bit of local currency for your first day in the country you’re visiting.
- Purchase universal adapters.
You can carry on one bag weighing up to 44 pounds. Your bag should include your medication, phone charger/adapter, important documents, compression socks and jacket with a hood to stay warm. Do not carry on more than you can handle on your own.
You can carry 2 checked bags weighing up to 50 pounds each. Allow room in your luggage for purchases or share an extra bag with another traveler. Bring layered outfits suitable for warm days and cool nights. Bring a waterproof jacket.