Some Useful Tips For Travelers

Good Traveler should always keep in mind a few golden rules and useful steps to take to minimize the possibility of unpleasant surprises. Here are some:

Air travelers to distant lands often changing season, and time zone, in which case manifests the annoying Jet Lag (more difficult to overcome when traveling east), the disorder that makes sense the sense of hunger or encouraging sleep according to the zones of the country of origin.But now other option instead of air trip you can go for bus trips by Atbus local coach hire they have all the luxury facilities for their travellers like in plane.

The best thing to do is to immediately immerse themselves in the rhythms of the country where you are located. However, remember a few simple steps that can help reduce the discomfort:

Be more relaxed as possible in the 24 hours before the flight and enjoy at least 5 hours of rest after a journey that crosses more than 5 time zones

Do not wear shoes on the plane and do some stretching exercises for the legs, ankles, neck and shoulders to reduce muscle tension and promote blood circulation, greatly compromised by sitting many hours and it can cause, in susceptible individuals, serious health issues.

During the flight, eat in moderation. Avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks and drink plenty of water, also preferable to fruit juices

  • If you smoke, minimize cigarettes before boarding
  • Moisturize the skin of the face, neck and hands with a cream against dryness ¿s cabin air
  • Move the watch just arrived on the plane to fit the time immediately target
  • Take vitamin C, B12 and potassium can help address the Jet Lag; should be taken one week before and up to one week after arriving

The Jet Lag is also a state of mind, so I think it definitely helps

HAND LUGGAGE ON THE PLANE

It can bring in a cabin that only the Baggage hand, including handles, side pockets and casters, does not exceed the weight of 5 kg, the length of 55 cm, a height of 25 cm and depth of 35 cm. It ‘important to know that you can not bring liquids in containers that exceed 100 ml. For security reasons, it is not permitted in the cabin of objects considered hazardous for the safety of the flight, such as scissors, penknives. Personal effects such as folders, document holders or laptops are considered as hand baggage that can be allowed in the cabin in addition to the specified limits. Even crutches, stroller are considered as hand baggage: they are recorded, labeled and stowed only in the absence of space on board. The damage or loss of baggage is liable to refund only in the event that you are unable to ascertain the responsibility of the airline.

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT IN LUGGAGE

In the event that the traveler is traveling abroad with photographic equipment, video cameras, personal computers, high-value should carry with it the appropriate documents (eg receipt or the warranty of the equipment or the customs declaration of import ) in order to be able to demonstrate, in the case of control, that the goods have been duly acquired or imported in Italy. In the absence of such documents is recommended at the time of departure, go to the customs offices of ports or airports to make a statement of ownership to show to return to Italy.

LOSS AND DAMAGE TO BAGGAGE

In case of lost luggage contact the Lost and Found desk where you can pick up the PIR (Passenger Irregularity Reports) presenting the baggage. In case you are after 24 hours from the loss and the luggage has not yet been reached, the passenger who is in his place of residence is entitled to obtain from the airline a sum of money to help with immediate needs. In case of damage, the company will provide the address of a shop agreement which call for immediate repair or replacement at his own expense. The loss will be reimbursed based on the weight of the luggage found at the time of check-in.

To protect themselves from the risk of theft or loss of baggage you can take out specific insurance policies. CTS members have several packages of Supplementary Medical Insurance NoStop of Europ Assistance.

ANIMALS IN TRAVEL

As for Italy, when traveling with pets, you must always carry the health record of the animal, issued by the veterinarian, that must be updated with references and vaccinations. For overseas are required: rabies vaccine and tattoo recognition. A week before you have to visit the animal and be issued with a certificate of good health.

  • By plane: the animals usually travel in cages in the hold at a controlled temperature. If you have small pets can travel in the cabin.
  • By train: the animals are almost always allowed.
  • By ship: pets are allowed, cats should always be kept in a cage, the big dogs on a leash and muzzled.
  • By car: pets should be kept on the back seat, in a cage if they are small, otherwise separated from the driver by a network.

EXCHANGE AND METHOD ‘OF PAYMENT

When traveling in a country that does not adopt the euro is important to change the money without having to pay large commissions. The banks and post offices are without doubt the most structures that adhere to the actual fluctuations in the international currency markets.

If you change in Italy is preferable to paper currency or travelers’ checks?

The ideal solution is somewhere in between: a mix of both. The best formula, according to experts, is to get 20-30% of the bud-get laid in cash, the rest in travelers’ checks, as they are extremely safe in the event of loss or theft.
Before leaving, it is advisable to inquire about the spread of travelers’ checks, credit cards and ATMs. In many Western countries it is not practically possible to present itself in a car or in a hotel without a credit card.

SHOPPING

Before you go shopping you should always consider customs controls and any fees to pay. Purchases abroad are not always as cheap as they appear at a glance, unless they can benefit from the tax refund (a refund of fees for tourists who are traveling outside the Euro-pean) or commercial tax free (the tax that are generally at airports or in the big cities). Problems can arise if you buy plants or animals because they might be necessary certificates and authorizations of health authorities recognized in Italy.

If you properly inform the customs you will avoid unpleasant surprises and will also prevent the complicity of the destruction of natural habitats and the illegal trade in protected species. Skins (especially reptilian), furs, cosmetics, boxes, combs, jewelry and other items made of ivory, tortoise shell, wood, even some traditional medicines are items for which, in the case of monitoring may be required special certificates of origin.

PICTURES

And ‘advisable to observe some general rules to prevent a innocent gesture, how to take a photograph can create annoying problems when you are in a foreign country:

Never dare to photograph military targets such as barracks, airports, arms, etc..
When you want to photograph law enforcement, it is good to ask their consent, as they generally are particularly susceptible, and sometimes there are laws that explicitly forbid them to be photographed.
It is a good idea to ask for permission anyway when you intend to photograph people, you can meet, for example, someone who is firmly convinced that, through photos, private soul.
In Islamic countries, remember to never click photo to women.
A technical advice: To avoid unpleasant surprises develop your rollers (if you use it yet) once you return home.

CALL HOME

Each country is entitled to dial international telephone prefix consists of two sets of numbers: the first to “go out” by the country from which you are calling, the second to “enter” in the country to achieve.
This second issue is the same all over the world (for Italy is 39).

International phone cards, telephone cards, phone calls charged to the receiver and GSM mobile phones allow calls at affordable costs.

For international calls without spending anything you can request a “collect call”, a toll-free call.
It should be emphasized that, once abroad, it is argued, by virtue of roaming, also a cost to receive a call on your GSM.

HEALTH
Pay particular attention to mandatory vaccines or those only recommended to their state of health And the conditions of hygiene of the country to visit.

If you travel to countries outside the European Union you can ensure free health care with the E111 form issued by the ASL (in Rome the phone number for information is the 06.8523.22.59), while in non-EU countries will have to pay the assisted care, but to return to Italy will get a refund equal to 80% of the cost by submitting invoices and receipts. A useful tool is the insurance policy tourist. For the traveler provides for the payment of medical expenses, the presence of a family member and the dispatch of urgent medicines, the medical repatriation or a family member insured and the return of fellow travelers.

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

AIDS: together with gonorrhea and syphilis is transmitted by sexual contact, direct and unprotected. The AIDS virus can also be transmitted through infected blood: attention so in case of injections, transfusions, acupuncture and tattooing. Out with syringes with sterile needles and, when possible, of the type “disposable”.

Delhi Belly: it is a stomach disorder caused by unsanitary conditions, fertile ground for the proliferation of microbes.
Traveler’s diarrhea: is a common intestinal infection, not serious, frequently affects those staying or passing through a wide range of areas characterized by poor hygiene. It is caused by a number of bacteria often found in beverages and foods, and is favored by warm and humid climate, or simply the stress of traveling from one type of circuit different from that to which you are accustomed. In these cases one can resort to a gut antibiotic, but only under medical supervision.

Yellow fever transmitted by the bite of certain species of mosquitoes, is an infectious disease very dangerous, often fatal. Prevention: an insect repellent, mosquito nets at night, long-sleeved clothing and long pants. Areas at risk: countries with hot and humid climate of Central Africa, in Central and South Asia and equatorial Africa.

Vaccination: It is mandatory to enter in Cameroon, Congo, Ghana, Liberia, Niger, Central African Republic and Uganda are coming from any state. In many countries it is mandatory for people coming within 6 days from any point in the tropical Africa and South America The vaccination is valid 10 years, is very effective and is carried out with an injection.

Malaria: Parasitic disease caused by the bite of mosquitoes of the Anopheles type. Prophylaxis to do before starting: chloroquine, the administration of which should be started one week before arrival in the region at risk and continued for six weeks after your departure from the same region. Prevention on site: avoid wetlands and humid, especially in the evening, when you need to wear long sleeves and pants, and at night to avoid sleeping with the window open, or at least use a mosquito net. Operate also repellent for mosquitoes. Areas at risk: those between the tropics, especially in the presence of swamps, stagnant water, moist climate, suburban, rural and wild.

Tetanus: infectious disease contracted with the entry of bacteria through wounds, abrasions or scratches. Prevention: If you are traveling by RV or camping or go hiking, good attention to cover even the most minor injuries, so check the situation of tetanus vaccination.

Typhoid and paratyphoid: intestinal infections caused by salmonella, due to the lack or shortage of water facilities, sewerage and sanitation. It is contracted through ingestion of contaminated food or beverages.

Vaccination: is oral and is free of side effects. Prevention: strict observance of hygiene rules which avoid eating raw food (seafood, etc..), Eat only well-cooked foods; disinfect or boil water before drinking it. These hygiene standards also serve to prevent cholera and salmonella minors, for which there are no vaccines.
Risk areas: developing countries, particularly in the tropical zone.