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Travel to Rome, Italy - Needed Documents

29 Apr 2010  Rome limo tour guide who has discussed these things with travelers to Rome.
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So many individuals don't realize all of the documents you should have when you travel overseas. You have to be prepared for all types of unexpected situations and carrying particular documents helps to ease these stresses.

  • Category: Other
  • Traveler type: Sightseeing, Never been before, Repeat visitors
  • Appeals to: Business travellers , Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travellers , Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Document Copies

    Originals, 1 hard copy of each document, and one copy of each scanned into your computer. For the following, place the originals in your money belt or security neck pouch for the most important items and the remainder (with *) to your carry-on; one copy of each to your trusted relative or friend (for international phone numbers, include dialing instructions); and finally scanned copies attached to an email you send to yourself and leave it sitting in your online email account (if you use any email software on your computer, first set the options so that it leaves a copy of all emails on the email server; and you can delete them manually online). If you put a copy in your checked luggage, you have given your whole life history and identity to anyone who can access or steal your luggage. Whereas, if you need any of this information, it's only an Internet Cafe away. Many of these items can be copied to one sheet of paper on both sides, especially contact information. Here they are:

  • 2. Passport

    A copy makes it easier to get a replacement if your passport is lost or stolen.

  • 3. Itinerary

    Your travel schedule with destinations and details of what you will be doing, what you need with you during each event, etc.

  • 4. Airline and/or Cruise Tickets

    Copies of any arranged travel tickets or confirmations. Easier to solve a lost ticket situation.

  • 5. Traveler's Checks and Their Receipts

    Do not keep these in the same place. Put the checks in your security belt or neck pouch during travel, and the receipts in your carry-on.

  • 6. Credit and Debit Cards

    Only for those you are taking with you.

  • 7. Contact Numbers and Important Information

    Using a word processing program or tiny neat handwriting, put the following all on one, light-weight sheet of paper (both sides, if needed, and no more than 2 sheets): PIN numbers; contact numbers to report stolen credit and debit cards with needed information; list of all medications each person takes - prescription and over the counter, with doses and frequency, and prescribing doctors' name, address and phone numbers; medical history of each person, especially if they have specific health issues; the name and phone number of your attorney who has your wills, life insurance policies, and any other important information needed upon your death; combinations to your luggage locks; emergency numbers at home (housecat sitter or kennel, etc.) and during travel if you encounter problems; and addresses and email addresses for available Internet cafes.

  • 8. Pre-Purchased Tour/Activity Tickets and Confirmations

    Again, in case of loss.

  • 9. Drivers' Licenses

    If your license doesn't have a photo of you, you don't have a license, or you are not taking a license with you, take another photo ID. If you take a driver's license, also take your car insurance card with policy number, coverage and contact information.

  • 10. Hotel and Car Rental Reservations and Confirmations

    Helps when your reservations are lost.

  • 11. Vaccination Certificates

    Those in the military or military dependents can take their "shot cards" with them.

  • 12. Other Insurance Information

    Medical, dental and travel insurance certificates and/or cards with policy numbers, coverage amounts, and company contact information.

  • 13. Prepaid Phone Card for Local and International Calls

    Just in case you have to replace it.

  • 14. All Medical and Eyeglass/Contact Prescriptions

    The medical prescriptions are further proof that medication is being taken legally by the correct person and serve when medications are lost and need replacement. Eyeglass/contact prescriptions can save you from carrying extra backup pairs in case of loss.