No matter how much we plan, unexpected events will happen at some point or another. These events can be especially challenging when they involve documents such as your passport, driver’s license, or visa if your business trip requires it. If you lose any of these documents or they get stolen and you don’t have a backup in place, you’ll have an extra layer of stress and problems added to your trip that you really could’ve gone without.
While you’ve likely heard this tip before, taking the time to copy your documents and storing them somewhere safe online is worth it. Store them in your email, on a cloud-based service, and with family so that they are easily accessible. As someone who had their credit card hacked while abroad, having a copy of all the information from the credit card stored help me handle the situation much more efficiently.
We all know that 911 is the go-to emergency number in the United States. However, besides a few other countries like Canada and Argentina, dialing 911 in other countries will not put you across to their emergency department. Even then, some countries don’t use the same number to reach the local police, ambulance, or fire department.
Since most travel insurances cover things like cancellation, delay, lost baggage, and medical coverage, you’ll be glad you don’t have to worry about that. Additionally, if you use your credit card to book your travels, you may also have coverage from that. It’s a good idea to read up on your policy before you travel.