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Ahmed Nashaat Travel Tips

For Ahmed Nashaat, the opportunity to travel to different countries is the best part about his job. As a private/independent contractor, he visits other countries to meet with clients and work on their projects. If the project is large-scale, Ahmed Nashaat gets to stay in the country he is currently visiting for weeks or months on end, which is a dream come true for him. He advises everyone to grab the opportunity to travel every chance they get. Travel while you’re young, Ahmed Nashaat insists; and travel to explore and discover. There’s a bigger world out there, he says, and it’s waiting for you to discover its secrets.

Whether you’re a first-time or avid traveler, this page is for you! In here, Ahmed will share practical tips when traveling abroad, as well as reminders about what and what not to do when traveling internationally. “International trips require careful planning,” Ahmed Nashaat says, “and this doesn’t even cover accommodations, flights, and itineraries yet!”

To give you an overview of what you can expect from this page, Ahmed Nashaat begins with the following:

Important Travel Documents

Before you travel, it’s important to have all the necessary documents ready to make coming and going so much easier. Here are some of the documents you need to secure for international travels:

  • Passport – Check the validity of your passport if you already have one. It should have two to three blank pages, and validity should cover at least six months more after your return date. This ensures that should you need to stay in your country of destination a bit longer, your passport will still be valid.
  • Visa – Check if the country you will be traveling to requires a visa. There are some countries that allow foreigners to come in without a visa if they will be staying for only six months or less. There are others that impose a strict period coverage on their visas, usually from two months to three months.
  • Doctor’s prescriptions – If you will be bringing in prescription drugs for your medical condition, make sure to secure your doctor’s prescription before leaving. You also must check the country’s regulation on prescription validity (at least two weeks before your date of entry, for example)

If you will be traveling with minor children, you may also be required to obtain a written consent or a duly accomplished consent form for traveling with a minor, reminds Ahmed Nashaat. Some countries require custody papers as well or a written consent letter (notarized) from the other parent.

During a recent trip to Egypt, Ahmed had the misfortune of losing his passport. Luckily, it was simply misplaced! He reminds travelers to make photocopies of all their travel documents, including their passport. Leave one copy at home, entrusted to a friend or relative, and bring another with you. Those photocopies could help bring you home, in case the original gets lost, Ahmed Nashaat shares.

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