Travel Tip of the Week

Always carry duplicates of your travel documents.
Apart from atleast 3 paper photocopies, it would also be wise to have a soft copy stored in a portable device (pen drive, hard disk, laptop or even an iPad). This comes in useful when you need to e-mail a soft copy to someone. Remember to protect the scanned images by converting them to a PDF format and password protect them.

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Especially, when travelling abroad, make sure to keep multiple paper copies of your passpost and visa, in separate places.
Just like with money, keep one copy in your Cabin baggage, another in your Check-in luggage, and yet another duplicate in your hand bag (or sling bag or waist pouch). These duplicate hard copies would come extremely handy, when you need to show a hard copy somewhere or even if God forbid, were you to misplace or lose documents and need to validate and your identity and stay in a foreign country.

To know where and how to safeguard your documents, read this interesting article I found online – 4 Best Backup Methods for your Travel Documents

Wish you a Happy , Safe & Carefree Travelling!

Are the above tips helpful? Do you have any tips you would like to add? Any experiences you would like to share? Would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment using the below box. 

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  • Lavanya
    Posted at 05:33h, 20 December Reply

    A real help. Thanks a lot! 🙂

  • Visakha
    Posted at 05:50h, 20 December Reply

    I know just might know someone who needs to read this! Thanks for sharing. 😀

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 13:16h, 20 December Reply

      Please feel free to share it with them. Thanks so much! 🙂 Glad you found it helpful!

      • Visakha
        Posted at 13:54h, 20 December Reply

        Crazy be formal n all now! 😛 Okay. I shall be ‘proper’ too then. *lady like bow*

        • Wandering Soul
          Posted at 14:12h, 20 December Reply

          he he he.. with you, it’s crazy all the way! Sending lots of hugs your way 🙂

          • Visakha
            Posted at 14:25h, 20 December

            How come there’s no chaos today?? Anand be shanti-man! 😀

  • Pranjal
    Posted at 06:02h, 20 December Reply

    Always helping others 😀

  • MrMannering
    Posted at 18:35h, 20 December Reply

    Never considered taking copies, I just generally keep my passport on my person or very close to it when I travel. I know where it is at all times.

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 18:39h, 20 December Reply

      Should not be a problem. These are just tips; modify them as per your convenience 🙂 Although I would still suggest keeping a scanned copy in your email 🙂 Thanks for visiting 🙂

  • Ngobesing Romanus
    Posted at 20:49h, 20 December Reply

    I consider this very important. Thanks for sharing. I’m sharing this to a loved one. Maybe it can help.

  • BunKaryudo
    Posted at 09:24h, 21 December Reply

    Keeping a copy of our passport is really important. I’ve come close to losing mine a couple of times, so it definitely can happen!

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 09:32h, 21 December Reply

      This is one of my biggest fears while travelling. It can be so scary and a harrowing experience, especially if you are in a foreign country. Glad you think this was an important tip. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. 🙂

      • BunKaryudo
        Posted at 13:49h, 21 December Reply

        You’re welcome for the visit. Next time I come, though, I’m going to wear a money belt, just in case. 🙂

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