A Checklist of 3 Things to Do Before Travelling This Christmas

“You can’t buy happiness but you can buy a plane ticket and that’s kind of the same thing” ~ Anonymous.

Christmas is here and you know what that means – family, gifts, new clothes and travel! If you will be buying a plane ticket this Christmas, we wrote this piece for you! Three ways to make sure you have the bestest Christmas hols:

  1. Have Your Documents In Check!

Imagine arriving your destination and just when you’re about to scale through immigration, you get a “please turn back” message (pretty awful, right?) Well, this could be you if your passport and necessary travel documents e.g. visas and yellow fever card, are not up to date. Most countries require a passport to be valid for at least six months after your scheduled return. So, make sure you renew your passport beforehand, if necessary, and obtain every other required document.

  1. Pack Your Bags Early

This is Nigeria, where someone always has something to send to someone in “the abroad”, through you. And before you realise it, half of your box is filled with other people’s stuff. While it’s left to your discretion to be a load-carrier or not, the moral is to pack your things, first! This is so that you don’t forget your essentials such as medication, gadgets and that dope Ankara dress you plan to rock this holiday. Days or even weeks before you travel, start packing. Begin by tossing things into your box whenever you remember.

  1. Travel with Cover

One of the easiest and most important pre-trip checks is also arguably the most ignored. Don’t travel without insurance! Nothing ruins a vacation faster than a N500,000 bill you didn’t plan to spend, because something popped up. You could’ve used all that money for shopping! Travel insurance only costs a token, and can cover anything from replacing a missing gadget to emergency medical attention; potentially saving you from hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions of Naira.


Planning to travel abroad this Christmas? It’s not too late to get your insurance. For more information and to get started, please click here.

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