"Before you go" checklist

There’s nothing worse than realising you have forgotten to do something important when you are already at the airport. In order to stop this from happening Webjet have compiled a list of things for you to tick off before your big trip.

Travellers Checklist

A month or two before

Check Box Double check your itinerary – Ensure dates, times, baggage allowance and seat allocation are correct, any changes should be attended to immediately.
Check Box Make sure you have valid photo identification – At the airport you may need photo identification in addition to your passport.
Check Box Consider purchasing travel insurance always be prepared when you are in a foreign country.
Check Box Register your travel and contact details with DFAT – This is a precaution so that in an emergency you can be located and your family can be sure you are safe.
Check Box Find out whether a Visa is required for your trip – Certain countries require you to apply for a Visa before you enter their country.
Check Box Book accommodation Webjet Hotels has a large range of hotels across many countries, compare hotels side by side and find the hotel that best suits you.
Check Box Check with your doctor about recommended vaccinations See your doctor at least 6-8 weeks before departure to ensure sufficient time for a vaccine to work. Be sure to ask about laws on travelling with medicine in the country you are visiting.
Check Box Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months – Keep a spare photo with you in case you require a new one while overseas.
Check Box Organise car hire See the sights of your destination at your own pace when you book a car with Webjet. Compare leading car rental providers on a single screen to find the best deal.
Check Box Let the airline know of any special requirements you have – It is best to make the airline aware as soon as possible.

In the week before

Check Box Make copies of important travel information – Copy your passport, insurance policy, itinerary, traveller’s cheques, visa and credit card numbers. Carry one copy in a separate place to the originals and leave a copy at home with a friend or family member.
Check Box Exchange some money – Exchange your Australian dollars for cash and travellers cheques. View the current exchange rate with Webjet’s currency converter and exchange your currency online.
Check Box Be aware of Australia’s customs laws – Find out what you can and can’t bring back to Australia and the items you have to declare.
Check Box Familiarise yourself with customs and immigration rules in the country you are visiting – Different countries have different laws and policies.
Check Box Gather information on the Australian Embassy As a precaution find and bring information detailing the location of the Australian embassy in the country you are travelling to.
Check Box Pack carry- on luggage Be aware of the regulations in regards to size and weight of your carry-on bags. It is important to keep all valuables in your carry-on baggage just in case your checked luggage is misplaced and you can’t get to it straight away.
Check Box Pack checked luggage Be familiar with the latest baggage allowance relating to the airline you’re travelling with. Be sure to attach a lock and an identification tag to your bags for security reasons. Any medication must be correctly labelled and attached to a subscription.
Check Box Be aware of goods that are prohibited in carry-on luggage – Flammable or sharp objects are not allowed in hand luggage as well as a list of other items.

On the day

Check Box Triple check you have all the correct paper work – Make sure you have your ticket, passport, photo identification, insurance policy, itinerary, traveller’s cheques, Visa and credit card.
Check Box Wear comfortable clothing and shoes Often international flights are quite long so comfortable clothing will help make your flight as relaxing as possible.
Check Box Arrive at the airport early Be at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight is due to board.