Five things you need to know before taking your international trip.

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  1. rwoman
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    Five things you need to know before taking your international trip

    Some good things to keep in mind...

    With #1, it mentions ensuring it has 6 months of validity. I also suggest people ensure they have adequate pages, as some destinations require a full blank page...

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    i was not aware of the full blank page requirement. interesting.
     
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    I'm pretty certain it's a requiement in South Africa and I believe I've heard India requires the same. I've had visas for Afghanistan in the past and each of them nearly filled a page....

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    i hadn't thought about it but it does make sense. i have had two India visas, which do in fact take up a whole page.
     
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    Chinese visa also take up a full page.

    It is relatively easy to get pages added to a US passport.

    I've never bought travel insurance.
     
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    Not sure if #4 covers Medical insurance / Medical evacuation insurance, if not you would need to insure you have appropriate medical coverage outside of your home country.
     
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    I would never travel overseas without full travel insurance especially in the USA!
     
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    For anyone that is a frequent flier I recommend getting extra pages added when getting a new passport. There used to be no extra charge but like most things this changed and now there is a extra charge.
     
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