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Holiday Travel Document Checklist

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Holiday Travel Document Checklist

Travel document are essential for a great holiday. Without these items, your holiday will finish before it has even begun.

We all spend hours packing our suitcases for our holidays and thinking about clothes for the beach, let’s not forget the most important things that we need to make the trip our essential holiday travel documents.

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Here is a travel document checklist.

Holiday Travel Document Checklist

Essential holiday travel documents
Tickets & Reservations

Flights, Trains, Ferries, Accomodation, Transfers, and Excursion.

Boarding Pass

Can you checkin online, Do you need to print boarding pass?


Passports are travel document that serves as certification of your identity and nationality.

Make sure at least six months are left before it expires as it is now required to be valid for at least six months beyond the completion of a trip.

Travel Insurance

Travel will cover you if your luggage is lost or stolen, as well as medical emergency expenses.

European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) if European travelling EU countries.

If taking your car do you need a green card and have you notified your car insurance and taken out recovery insurance.

Parking & Car Hire Documents

Parking your car at the airport while on holiday. These can be on-site parking, off site parking or even hotels with free parking included with a stay.

Hiring a car abroad requires a rental agreement and if you have a prepaid voucher that you must take it. Also confirm what else you will be required to provide, Licence, Licence Code and Deposits.


Travel visas allow you to visit a foreign country as a tourist for a predetermined amount of time.

Do you need visas for where you are travelling? Have you applied?

Driving licence

Check if you need an international driving permit (IDP).

Medical information

Emergency Alert Bracelet with allergy details.

Pre-existing medical condition detailed list of medication, dosage and what they are for. Along with Doctors & consultant contact details.

Basic medical history – date of birth, allergies, blood type, and vaccinations and travel first aid kit.

Emergency Contacts

Personal emergency contacts, bank details, travel medical insurance.

Personal contacts to be notified in an emergency.

If travelling further afield maybe consider consulate details

Copies of Documents

Keeping Copies of all documents in images on your phone so easily accessed or email a copy to yourself so easily retrieved.

Also, leave details with family or friends so if your phone was lost they could easily supply anything you need.

Also, consider if your phone was lost have emergency contact phone number details written down.

Money, Cards & Travellers Cheques

Have you notified your bank where you will be?

Have emergency telephone numbers, account details, available to cancel cards in an emergency.


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