Choosing a vacation abroad, you must familiarize yourself with the rules and customs of the country. By following simple tips, you can prevent possible troubles that could darken your vacation.
General travel tips
Before leaving, carefully check the correctness of the record of all basic information: name, date of birth, gender, passport validity, especially if it is new. According to the legislation of a number of states, this period should end no earlier than six months after entering the country. If children have an international passport, it is necessary to check the correctness of the information provided about them and the availability of photographs. The document should not be damaged, stains and foreign records. While abroad, keep it with you, do not give it to anyone for storage or as a deposit.
If you need a visa to enter the country, it must be issued in advance. If you arrive at your destination in transit through the territory of other states, you should consult in advance about the need to issue transit visas, as well as the timing of their validity, taking into account the date of return.
Travel documents for all modes of transport must be issued on the same name, which is indicated in the passport. Check that the route and dates of entry and exit are fully consistent with those recorded in the tickets. It is recommended to make a photocopy of tickets, passport pages (both foreign and domestic) with biographical data, visas, registration stamp, driver’s license, credit cards, voucher, invitations. Be sure to bring along spare passport photos, including for children. They will be useful in case of loss of a passport, as well as in other situations that may arise in the host country. Keep copies away from originals.
When planning a trip, it should be borne in mind that in a number of countries there are areas where entry to foreigners is restricted or prohibited.
When traveling abroad, children under the age of 18 without being accompanied by their parents or with one of the parents, if the child follows a group of friends or accompanying groups, they must have, in addition to their passport, notarized parental consent (second parent) for this trip accompanied by the person and the original certificate about birth
In hot climates and the presence of dangerous infectious diseases (hepatitis, cholera, smallpox, malaria, plague, typhoid fever, etc.) in a number of Asian, African and Latin American countries, sanitary and hygienic precautions must be observed. It is highly recommended to wash fruits and vegetables with antiseptic soap, use water, milk and juice only from factory-sealed bottles. Do not drink, please, tap water!
If you go on a beach holiday, do not forget: about sunscreen, do not stay for a long time under the direct rays of the scorching sun.
We advise you in the first days of your vacation not to get involved in all the dishes of the local cuisine at once, let your body gradually get used to the new gastronomic loads.
Tips – in almost all countries, the accepted form of payment for services. Usually should be added 10% to the size of the account. It is believed that bus drivers, porters, and tour guides deserve encouragement if the customer is satisfied with the service. In any case, the size of the tip depends on your generosity and how satisfied you are with the services provided.
It should be borne in mind that in a number of European countries, as well as in the United States, laws have been adopted prohibiting smoking in public places, restaurants and bars. And in some parts of the world, for example in Singapore, a considerable fine is levied for throwing any garbage in places not intended for this.
Tell relatives, friends about your trip, place of stay, leave contact numbers. Write down the phone numbers of the embassy and the nearest consular office of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the country of your next stay.
In the airport
At the airport you need to arrive 2 hours before departure. Check-in for a flight ends 40 minutes before departure.
Do not forget to fill out the customs declaration (if necessary). Store coupons for checked-in baggage, which are required in case of loss. If you have problems, we recommend contacting a representative of a travel agency or an airport employee. Air ticket, passport, money and other valuables should always be kept with you. In addition, it should be borne in mind that due to the tightening of safety requirements for air transport in hand luggage is not allowed to carry any piercing and cutting objects, as well as children’s toys or other items similar in shape to the weapon.
At the hotel
Upon arrival at the hotel, special attention should be paid to the rules of residence and fire safety. Study the location of entrances and exits, elevators, stairs. It is advisable to take a hotel business card with you and find out how to contact the competent authorities in case of unforeseen situations.
In all hotels, the day starts and ends at 12 noon. Therefore, if you arrived earlier or leaving