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Summer holidays are quickly approaching. You've been waiting for weeks and now it's time to go on holiday! Many of you have decided to travel in Europe, but others are going across the world. Once you've decided on your destination and itinerary, there's one thing left to do – prepare for your trip. If you prepare before leaving home, you can enjoy a stress-free, relaxing holiday.
Here are some tips for a relaxing holiday
Check your travel documents
Research to see if any administrative documents are required for the country where you're travelling and make sure they're valid (identification, passport and visa).
Did you know?
Some countries outside the EU require that your passport must be valid for more than six months (starting from the beginning of your holiday).
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Also check your plane tickets and take out cancellation insurance.
Because even on holiday, you need insurance, Foyer is here to help with travel insurance providing essential coverage, such as baggage and cancellation insurance, which can provide coverage for your entire family.
Get a check-up
Visit your GP six weeks before you leave and make sure your vaccinations are up-to-date (required for some countries). Prepare your travel medications and check that any allergies, ongoing treatment and medication have been taken care of. Request your European health insurance card from the CNS (Luxembourg's National Health Service), as this is essential to facilitate medical care in foreign countries.
Check the house one last time
- Unplug all electrical appliances, including the central heating (not in the winter but reduce the ambient temperature settings)
- Water your plants
- Have someone take care of your pets
- You can ask the police to call by your home
For more safety tips, read our article "Burglary prevention tips for a stress-free holiday"
Holidays essentials Check-list
Even for seasoned travellers, preparing for your trip can be stressful.
We've created a special summer holidays check-list, "Holiday essentials", so you don't forget anything before you leave.