Copy your passport. In the event of loss, this makes it easier to request replacem
If necessary, clarify your upcoming stay abroad with your health insurance company
Check the validity of vaccinations (including for pets) and prepare vaccination certificates.
Pack a well-equipped first aid kit. Are all the medications you need in stock
Put together a first aid kit with plasters, bandages and analgesics.
Check whether your bank cards work in the holiday destination and, if necessary, inform your bank about your trip. Take some cash with you.
Make sure you have adequate insurance (motor vehicle, cancellation, health)
Check the functionality of the vehicle with a small workshop check
Order regular home deliveries and organize the emptying of the letterbox
Leave a travel plan with holiday addresses and house keys with friends
Clarify the key handover with the landlord or property management (should be noted on the voucher).
Shortly before the start of the trip
Get contact addresses for emergencies (automobile club, consulates, holiday home, etc.).
Check the maps in the navigation system and update if necessary
Charge all electronic devices and take the appropriate charging cables with you
Possibly get adapters for sockets in the country you are visiting
Put together a document folder that contains all your important documents and store them in a safe place
On the day of departure
Turn off the main water and gas taps
Close windows, doors and shutters (with timers if necessary
Unplug electrical devices that do not necessarily need to be permanently connected to the power supply
Turn off the heating and lights
Water plants sufficiently.
Important documents, means of payment, ID cards, insurance, emergency numbers, electronics, keys, etc. belong in hand luggage
Cosmetic items for personal care
Clothing, shoes, jewelry, umbrella, city maps, books, food, tools, etc
Think about special items and care products for children
Clothing appropriate for the weather (including swimwear), sun hat, glasses and sunscreen
Toiletries, hand towels and wipes
Check whether the holiday destination has all the kitchen utensils that you would normally not want to be without (coffee maker, kettle, toaster, etc.).
The most important spices, garbage bags, cleaning and dishwashing detergents
A few games, books or other entertainment options
Drinking water and some food for the first day
Camera, smartphone and other essential photography accessories
When leaving after your vacation
Check all rooms and make sure nothing was left behind.
Dispose of trash correctly
Turn off and unplug electronic devices
Turn off the lights and heating
Final check (before and after the vacation)
Check all windows to see if they are locked
Lock the front door or apartment door
This checklist is general and can be customized depending on your destination and personal needs. Don‘t forget to include individual requirements, such as special activities or special equipment, in your planning.
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