Useful Traveler Tips For First Time Traveler

Passport / Visa / Insurance / Traveler Cheques / Médical Information

Passport
• Passport should be valid at least 6 months from the date of travel
• Emigration Check Not Required (ECNR) stamp on the Passport is now no longer required except if traveling on work permit
Visa
• Visa is required for most countries and most of them are taken before departure, unless it is visa on arrival
• Medical vaccination may be required if traveling to Africa, South America
Insurance
• Overseas Medical Insurance is important (mandatory for some countries) and must be taken before departure.

Tips
• Make photocopies of Passport details (personal information & photograph) and Visas.
Keep one copy in hand baggage & one copy in Checked-in baggage just in case.
• If traveling to U.S, please provide to the Airlines in advance full address during stay in the U.S and country of residence
Seat
• Request your seat preference in advance. However some airlines only allow at the airport.
Meal
• Request your meal preference in advance.
• Meal requests are not entertained within 48-24 hours
Hand Baggage
• No liquids of any type are permitted in hand baggage other than the following items: -
- Essential medicines in liquid form sufficient for the flight (e.g. diabetic kit)
- Baby milk and liquid baby food sufficient and essential for the flight.
(The contents of each bottle or jar must be tasted by the accompanying passenger
• Most of the Airlines allow 1 piece of hand baggage and 1 laptop to be carried onto the aircraft
Checked-in Baggage
• All destinations except USA – allowed 20kg in Economy, 30kg in Business class – please reconfirm with your ticket.
• For travel to USA – allowed 2 pieces and each piece to weigh 23kg maximum

Tips
• Check prior as allowances may vary based on Countries, Class of travel, Airlines
Checking-in International Flights
• Economy class passengers – 3 hrs prior to departure
• Business / First class passengers – 2 hrs prior to departure

Tips
• Try to use Online checking facility, available with some airlines
Minimum Connecting Time
• The minimum time required between one flight and the onward connecting flight
• Example – within Europe is 1 hour, for USA is 2 hours

Reconfirmation

• Reconfirmation required for all Middle East sectors for Outbound and Inbound.
• “OK TO BOARD” message is mandatory for all fax visas. Exception for original and electronic visas.

AT THE AIRPORT
• Check-in Procedures
• Please screen your Checked-in baggage before proceeding to the Airline counter.
• Place your baggage at the conveyor belt & take from the other end after security taped
• You will be asked to open the bags if carrying any prohibited items
• After baggage security, proceed to the Airline counter
• Show your ticket & Passport and place your check-in baggage on the scales
• Your baggage will be checked-in up to your destination or the first point based on your ticket
• The check-in desk will handover Boarding Pass, Baggage tag coupons for Checked-in baggage,
Baggage labels for hand baggage and returns your Passport & balance Ticket
• Please also pickup & fill up Embarkation (Departure) card, freely available in the Check-in/Customs area.

Customs / Immigration Procedures
• Now proceed to the Customs / Immigration counter and show your Passport, ECNR status on the Passport, Visa,
Boarding Pass & Embarkation (Departure) Card
• The desk may also check your International Credit Card or Foreign Exchange your are carrying

Security Procedures
• After clearing Customs / Immigration, proceed for Hand baggage & Personal Security Check
• Place your baggage at the conveyor belt & take from the other end after security taped
• You will be asked to open the bags if carrying any prohibited items

Tips
• Check & Do not carry prohibited items in Checked-in & Hand Baggage Boarding
o No liquids of any type are permitted in hand baggage other than the following items: -
o Essential medicines in liquid form sufficient for the flight (e.g. diabetic kit)
o Baby milk and liquid baby food sufficient and essential for the flight.
o The contents of each bottle or jar must be tasted by the accompanying passenger
o Most of the Airlines allow 1 piece of hand baggage and 1 laptop to be carried onto the aircraft

• Please await announcement for boarding.
• Proceed through the designated Gate & show your Boarding Pass & Passport while boarding
Disembarkation
• Before you get down, please fill up the Disembarkation (Arrival) card, available on the plane
• Please be sure to fill up details correctly & completely on the destination
• You need not fill up if only transiting



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