Know Before You Go



The Mindful Traveler respects the complete privacy of all their clients so we do not ask personal questions that could impact your travels. However, we require that travelers make it a point to review the four key points listed below:

Legal Entry Requirements

Weather you are traveling domestically and definitely if you are traveling internationally, you must review the current entry requirements for entering the destination. You should check with your airline, the US State Department Website as well as with the local jurisdiction. Also, be aware of special situations such as if you have a criminal record or are traveling with a minor. Also check visa and required USA passport expiration dates that differ from travel dates. 

Personal Safety

Any visitor to a new place can be a target for crime. Use common sense safety, try to blend in and be polite. Know your ground transportation options before you arrive.

The State Department provides updated safety information for every country in the world? You can search the website and get trustworthy details about wherever you're visiting. Find out everything, from which vaccinations you need to the local laws to any travel warnings (including crime and security warnings). While you're on the website, head over to the State Department's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) page, where you can register your travel plans. In the event of an emergency (whether it's a natural disaster, an emergency back home or civil unrest), they will be able to contact you.

Heath Issues

When planning your trip, it is recommended that you visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website (CDC) for important updates. And It is always best to consult with your personal doctor as well before traveling. If you take prescriptions, you should get a letter from your doctor for medications you are bringing. Some countries have strict laws, even against over-the-counter medications, so check with the embassy of your destination before traveling.    

Travel Protection Insurance

There are many reasons to purchase travel (vacation) protection insurance, ranging from the personal to the practical, especially when traveling outside the USA: To protect your travel investment. To protect your health and belongings. To have assistance anytime and anywhere. To achieve greater peace of mind.  

 Although most tour operators and cruise lines provide their own form of travel insurance, there is no single policy that is best   for everyone.  Please feel free to visit Allianz Travel Insurance and view their great options. Click on ‘Get a Quote’ along the top of the page. Just plug in the information for the trip and use F033416 for the Travel Agency ID number. The price of the vacation package and the age of the travelers determine the cost. The company has added a lot of different plan options and the show the most expensive first. Click to see other plan offers and the Basic and first Classic plan are both good. You will be able to see the specifics of each plan so you will be able to determine what is best for you.   

Another excellent travel insurance company we recommend is The Arch Insurance Company and you can view their Roam Right Policy options here.

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