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consular info sheets for Morocco, Tunisia & Egypt  Consular Info Sheets

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travel health tips  Health Tips

your rights when traveling  Know Your Rights

places to eat in Morocco, Tunisia & Egypt  Places to Eat

places to stay in Morocco, Tunisia & Egypt  Places to Stay

preparing & organizing your trip  Preparing & Organizing

time conversions for Morocco, Tunisia & Egypt  Time Conversions

transportation in Morocco, Tunisia & Egypt  Transportation

weather in Morocco, Tunisia & Egypt  Weather


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Preparing & Organizing 


Preparing & Organizing for Your Trip

The first step is to make sure that your passport and visas are current, making absolutely sure that you have the right documents for the country you are planning to visit.  Visit the Consular Affairs online to keep abreast of current situations in any given country.  As a security measure, leave a copy of your documents with friends or relatives as well as a copy of your itinerary and the numbers on your traveller's checks.

Check to see if your health insurance coverage will cover any medical exams or treatments abroad.  This is particularly important if you go overseas to a country where you run the risk of getting sick from either the water, food or even insects.  If you're currently under any medication, have enough to last you through your trip.  Make sure that your medications are with their labels since you will arouse suspicions, particularly in countries that have strict narcotics trafficking laws.   If you have concerns about medical issues, this document is insightful.

Travel light, if possible because this will allow you to get less tired from lugging your baggage around.  If you have valuables, carry as little of it as possible.  For a good packing list, click here.  If you need to, put any valuables in a pouch or money belt under your clothing.  Handbags, fanny pack or backpacks can be easily targeted by thieves because of their outer zippers.  Take out unnecessary credit cards, grocery and other store cards, libary cards and the like, just for the duration of your trip.  When selecting a suitcase, try not to carry an expensive one as it will draw more attention to itself and be more apt to get stolen.  Tag your luggage, but use plain generic tags (e.g. from the airline).

Avoid carry cash when travelling, and bring traveller's checks instead.  You don't want to be the forelorn traveler in those commercials!  Take a couple of credit cards just in case you run into places that don't take them.  Become familiar with the exchange rates and check in advance how much you'll need to budget for your trip.


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