We all have been there. Trying to make a list of all the important travel documents that we need for our trips, hoping we wouldn’t go wrong or miss an important one.
Soft copies? Hard copies? Both? Is there a handy guide for all the travel documents that I need for my trip?
After years of traveling solo, I have finally understood what travel documents to carry for every trip of mine. It comes naturally to me now, and I have never faltered with my choices.
I have curated this post for you, stemming from my own experiences. I have made a list of all the important travel documents you need to carry for your trip. This guide will help you be well-prepared for your future trips allowing you to worry less, and enjoy more!
What Travel Documents to Carry for Your Trip
Before we get into the details of the type of travel documents you need to carry, I would like to mention the importance of carrying hard copies.
Carrying hard copies of your travel documents in addition to your soft copies is always a smart thing to do. Your file of hard copies becomes your backup and works wonders when your phone/laptop gives up on you (Believe me, it happens!).
My instagram reel below clearly demonstrates this.
Here is a list of all the travel documents you need to carry for your trip.
- Flight Tickets: carry a copy of all the flight tickets that you’re taking on your trip.
- Hotel Bookings: carry a copy of all the hotel bookings of your trip.
- Visa: carry 2 – 3 copies of your visa because at times, you might have to leave one at the Airport before entry.
- Travel Insurance: MANDATORY. Never take an international trip without a travel insurance! Carry a copy of the same.
- ID Proof: if you’re traveling internationally, carry 2 – 3 copies of your Passport. If you’re traveling domestically, carry 2 – 3 copies of your Aadhaar Card (or any ID Card that has your address proof).
- Transfers/Local Tours Confirmation: carry a copy of the local tours/transfers that you’ve bought for your trip.
- Itinerary: Draft an itinerary and take a copy with you. It doesn’t have to be too rigid; even a rough one is good.
- Bank Statement: If you’re traveling abroad, you might have to show proof of sufficient funds in order to get a visa. So, carry a copy of the bank statement with you (with the account number UNMASKED).
Below is a reel to help you remember the list, visually.
One of my followers left a very useful comment on my reel. I am sharing it below.
So, this is my handy list of all the travel documents you need to carry for your trip! Ofc, there might be additional documents depending on the country of travel but a file of these documents is sufficient.