TRAVEL LINKS TO USEFUL WEBSITES FOR TRAVELERS
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Suggestions & Reminders as you prepare to travel:
• Pack 14 days of extra medication in the event of unexpected travel delays and emergencies. Also take along a list of the names, strengths and dosages of all your medications in case refills are required.
• Provide Emergency Contact information to your Hill Barrett Travel Advisor. This emergency contacts should include an individual not traveling with you. If not already done, register for STEP on the US Embassy website of the destination/s that you are visiting.
Emergency Contact of your Hill Barrett Travel Advisor. Reminder that this contact information will be on our Travel App that you have on your smart phone too. Kindly respect that this unique service offer that should only be used in event of an emergency, during your travels, and for services that were booked through Hill Barrett Travel.
• International Phone Plan should be enabled to include voice and data. This is because your US number may not work or may be very expensive to use as your travel overseas. This will allow you to stay connected, and make it possible for you to be contacted. We have also found the Whats App is a helpful way to communicate for free, and is often used in foreign destinations. Your guides and/or drivers may be using this too.
• Purchase travel protection. Since Hill Barrett Travel is not qualified to give insurance advice, therefore it is a good idea to speak to a travel insurance company’s service representative.
We suggest you inquire with the Travel Insurance Company IF they offer “cancel of any reason” coverage. If offered, this is typically at a supplemental cost.
• Practice healthy travel habits while travelling. According to the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the simplest and most effective way to prevent illness, is to take extra care to practice basic health habits, including:
Washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
Use hand sanitizer
Covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing using a tissue or your bent elbow. And always dispose of the used tissue and wash your hands afterwards
Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands
Avoiding close contact with sick people
• Be aware of latest health advisories and new travel restrictions. Information can be found in the websites of CDC, WHO, etc. For your convenience, we have provided a link to some of these internet sites.