Last Updated on January 7, 2021
Before you head to the airport for the vacation you needed to have for a long time, you make sure you have all your guidebooks, inflatable neck pillow, and spare underwear (just in case). But are you completely ready for a possible disaster that could ruin your entire trip?
Let’s face it, disasters are ought to happen from time to time, and there is always a possibility they occur when we are not even close to home to control the situation quickly.
Those disasters are not really your fault, but to avoid them completely, you need to plan your trip very well, and mostly, you need to be introduced to those disasters and learn how to prevent/deal with them.
After all, that spare underwear that you thought would be useful will not really make your pain better if you break your leg surfing in Costa Rica.
So before you leave, make sure your excitement doesn’t prevent you from taking all the appropriate steps, like packing a copy of your birth certificate and labeling your luggage.
The worst nightmare of any traveler is opening the bag or purse only to discover that the passport is gone. At that moment, it doesn’t matter if it was lost or stolen, you just need it to be found, and the way to do it is to act immediately!
There is a slim chance that your passport could be in your hotel room, so take that chance and go look for it. Search for it in each corner, and if you can’t find it, call your embassy and let them know.
After contacting the embassy, you need to show up in person and apply for an emergency passport… at that moment, you will have to forget about the rest of your vacation plans!
The emergency passport is valid only for a short amount of time, and once you go back to the United States, you need to apply for a new one. The most important step is preparing the things you will need for the emergency passport and pack them with you before you leave for your vacation.