We have prepared useful tips and pieces of advice to all families who want to spend time traveling together on the holidays.
You know the destination of your future vacation and you are getting ready to unforgettable experience of traveling with family? Then this article is what you need. Follow our advices on how to simplify travelling with family to enjoy your light and fun vacation.
Identification for children flying
Take into consideration that you have to marshal papers beforehand, better to do it several months in advance. It is necessary to find out whether some special documents of formalities will be required for every member of the family. You should take with you passport or national identity card, list of vaccinations, visas and medical insurance. In case if you are traveling abroad don’t forget to collect information about the embassy or consulate in the country you are going to visit.
How to protect your family members health:
Do not forget to visit your family doctor in advance to assure yourself that everyone is ready for a journey. And here are several questions that will come in handy if you want to foresee all possible medical issues.
• Are you sure that you and your family have all vaccinations required for the country you are going to
• Ask your doctor what are the typical medical issues there
• Take a copy of prescription in case of someone of your family has a serious chronic or medical condition
• Visit a dentist to make sure that everything is fine
• the European Health Insurance Card is a perfect way to save money on medical treatment in any European country
• Collect a medikit with first-aid products and drugs for members of the family if needed.
It is necessary to foretell any possible sequence of events so make sure that health assurance covers the whole family. If you have an in insurance for home, automobile or credit cards, check them also. Travel insurance could be also helpful as it covers cancellations of travel and loss of the luggage.
Travelling with family by car
Everything is simple if you live in Europe and are going to travel to the country of European Union – your driving license is valid around the Europe. If this is not your case, think ahead and get required information concerning an international driver’s permit. The same goes with the automobile personal liability insurance – you can use it in all countries of the European Union. Otherwise it is necessary to get consultation of your insurance agency.
Travelling with family by air
Travel with a newborn baby by plane only after the consultation of the pediatrician. You will be obliged to use special seat belt and hold the baby in your arms during takeoff and landing if your child is under the age of two. Children up to 5 years cannot travel alone on international flights. Take into consideration that children should drink a lot while flying, especially when takeoff and landing – it will help to prevent ear pain.
Do you know that there is a risk of your car being impounded? Look at your luggage – if it exceeds weight limits you can lose your car.
Take care of your luggage in train – equip it with name tags with full name and contact information.
Look through the restrictions of the luggage in a plane if you will travel by air. Usually the restrictions concern liquids, paste and gel products – for example, containers of liquid should be no larger than 100 ml, the only exception is baby food and medication. Note that all medication should have a prescription with your full name.