by Wendy Fougner
Many countries do not allow you to travel with a water damaged passport. When travelling, make sure you not only protect your passport from theft, but also from liquid damage. You don’t want a note on fi le that you might be tampering with your passport.
It may sound like a broken record, but check your passport, check your passport, and if you haven’t lately, check your passport when you begin your trip planning. Lots of countries are beginning to change their requirements and are asking for passports to be valid for at least 6 months beyond entering the country. You don’t want to be scrambling at the last minute, or, worse yet, be denied entry when you get there. So when you are checking to see if you need a visa for travel, also check and see if there are specific passport requirements.
Over the last year, our agents have seen first-hand why travel insurance is important when traveling. Although no one plans to get seriously injured, or die, while on vacation, it does happen. You don’t want to be incurring huge costs that were never planned for. It doesn’t even have to be you that causes the change in travel plans. What if a loved one gets sick, or there’s some other crisis, and you have to cancel your trip or come back early? The scenarios are endless. Make sure you’re covered. Buy your travel insurance – it’s a small price to pay for peace of mind.