Webjet Tips For Travelling Internationally
Book your flights early
Getting a cheap flight is easy if you start looking early. Airlines work on a system where the cheapest seats on flights are sold first and then as the time draws closer to the point of departure, prices increase. Webjet allows you to compare all leading airlines and search a variety of travel dates to find where cheap flights are still available.
Compare airlines and flight times
With all the competition in the skies these days there are more cheap flights available than ever before. Finding them is simple with Webjet. When you use Webjet you can compare all the cheap flights available from all leading airlines on a single screen. Best of all Webjet allows you to mix and match cheap one-way flights and sale fares from a variety of airlines to create the cheapest possible itinerary for your trip. Webjet will also display all taxes and airline surcharges in search results making comparisons easy and accurate.
Investigate travel warnings
Exploring the world is what travel is all about. Eliminate any worries about safety by doing some research into your desired destination, to ensure you don’t put yourself at risk. Travel warnings and travel alerts are easily found at the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada website, and these could save you from a nasty surprise.
Vaccinations & immunizations
Vaccinations & immunizations can be vitally important for travel to some parts of the world. Consult your local doctor about relevant vaccinations, immunizations and health risks for your travel destination(s).
Whether you’re travelling in the Canada or to a foreign country, travel insurance is always a very good idea. The cost of lost luggage or medical expenses in overseas countries can be frightening. There’s no point risking it when you can purchase cheap and reliable travel insurance with Webjet, at the same time as booking your flights. You can choose from international cover, domestic cover, single trip cover or multiple trip cover; all available at Webjet.
Check passport validity
If you’ve just bought international flights, the very next thing to do is check your passport expiry date. Without a valid passport there’s no way you’ll be allowed to board your international flight. So save yourself the disappointment and ensure your passport hasn’t expired. If it has expired the below links may be useful for arranging a new one:
When flying abroad you should always leave a photocopy of your passport with someone at home in a safe place. They will then be able to give you your passport details, including passport number, in the case of an emergency.
Canadian embassies and consulates
When travelling to foreign countries, you may get into a situation where you’ll need to visit or contact the Canadian embassy. Therefore it’s a good idea to bring contact details for the Canadian embassy in the country you’re visiting. Use the link below to see the list of Canadian embassies and consulates across the world.
- Related links: Canadian Embassies and Consulates
Research Canadian Customs laws
Before you leave you should find out what you’re allowed and not allowed to bring back into Canada. There are comprehensive lists of prohibited/restricted goods and foods that Canadian travelers will not be allowed to bring home with them. Avoid fines and disappointment by ensuring you are aware of any existing policies and procedures.
- Related links: Customs and Border Protection
Tourist refund schemes
A number of foreign countries offer tourists a tax refund scheme, allowing travellers to claim back the tax on certain items they’ve purchased during their trip. Where available, this can effectively open up a world of duty free shopping for savvy travellers. Do some research before you leave and find out whether a Tourist Refund Scheme exists in the countries you’re planning to visit.
Carry on luggage restrictions
There are strict rules in place governing what passengers are allowed to bring onboard flights departing Canadian airports. These include rules about carry-on liquids and gels, as well as rules governing prohibited items.
At the time of writing, each traveller is allowed no more than one 1 quart-size clear plastic zip-top bag, containing all liquids and gels. All liquids and gels should be in containers no larger than 3 ounces, with these containers kept together in the single zip-top bag.
The list of prohibited carry-on items include; sharp objects, sporting goods, guns & firearms, tools, martial arts & self defense items, explosive & flammable materials, disabling chemicals and other dangerous goods. The comprehensive list can be found at the CATSA website.