An old adage suggests bringing half as much clothing and twice as much money. We've created this packing list from suggestions made by our travellers. While no two people are the same, consider it a starting point. Download checklist

Essentials

  1. Passport (check its expiry!) and Visas
  2. Tickets (particularly e-Tickets)
  3. Travel Insurance (of course!)
  4. Photocopies of 1, 2 and 3
  5. Itinerary (airline, train, bus, accommodation bookings etc.)
  6. Mobile Phone - even if you aren't going to use it as a phone, it's most likley also your contact list and is great to have in an emergency
  7. Address book and list of important contacts or numbers
  8. Pack, Backpack, suitcase ... something to pack everything in!
  9. Notebook 
  10. Pens - lots of immigration forms to fill in

Clothing

  1. Boots
  2. Bra (sports and regular)
  3. Dress shirts
  4. Dresses
  5. Hat
  6. Handkerchief
  7. Jacket
  8. Jeans
  9. Light jacket
  10. Long sleeve shirts
  11. Raincoat
  12. Safety pins
  13. Sarong
  14. Scarf
  15. Sewing kit
  16. Shoes
  17. Shorts
  18. Ski or Sunglasses
  19. Ski clothes
  20. Skirts
  21. Sneakers
  22. Socks
  23. Suits
  24. Sweater or fleece
  25. Swimming gear
  26. T-shirts
  27. Thongs
  28. Trousers
  29. Underwear

Toiletries

  1. Anti-bacterial cream
  2. Clothes line
  3. Comb or brush
  4. Contraceptives
  5. Contact lens equipment or glasses
  6. Cotton buds
  7. Dental floss
  8. Deodorant
  9. Fingernail clippers
  10. Lip balm
  11. Make-up
  12. Mirror
  13. Moisturiser (face and body)
  14. Nail clippers
  15. Razors
  16. Shampoo and conditioner
  17. Shaving cream
  18. Soap
  19. Sunscreen
  20. Tampons and pads
  21. Toothbrush, toothpaste

For Travel with Children

  1. Baby milk bottle
  2. Baby food
  3. Baby powder
  4. Baby Backpack
  5. Baby Wipes
  6. Bibs
  7. Birth certificate
  8. Changing mat
  9. Children's books
  10. Children's pain reliever (Panadol)
  11. Colouring books
  12. Crayons
  13. Doll
  14. Dummies / Pacifiers
  15. Extra clothes
  16. Food/snacks
  17. Formula
  18. Kid-friendly camera
  19. Nappies / Diapers (lots)
  20. Stroller
  21. Sun hat
  22. Toys
  23. Water Bottles

Useful Travel Accessories

  1. Batteries
  2. iPad or Kindle
  3. Water bottle
  4. Camera - plus spare flash cards, battery charger and spare batteries
  5. Combo or key locks
  6. Day pack or shoulder bag
  7. Plastic Cup
  8. Eating utensils
  9. Electrical adapter and plug converter
  10. Flashlight or torch - plus spare batteries
  11. Guidebook
  12. Inflatable travel pillow
  13. International driving license
  14. Mosquito net
  15. Padlock (not for your bags but for your room)
  16. Passport photos (spare ones)
  17. Photocopies of important documents in case they are stolen
  18. Pillow or pillowcase to stuff with clothes
  19. Plastic bags
  20. Sleeping bag & mat
  21. Swiss Army knife (Don't put it in your hand luggage as it will be confiscated)
  22. Towels - small and quick drying types are the best
  23. Travel alarm clock
  24. Universal sink plug
  25. Umbrella
  26. Wet wipes/Baby wipes - Fantastic for cleaning hands before eating
  27. Ziplock bags - The freezer ones are usually the best

First Aid Kit

  1. Band aids
  2. Compression bandages
  3. Diarrhoea tablets
  4. Gauzes
  5. Insect and/or mosquito repellent
  6. Iodine/hydrogen peroxide
  7. Prescription Medicines
  8. Motion sickness tablets
  9. Paracetemol
  10. Replacement/rehydration salts sachets
  11. Small scissors
  12. Tweezers
  13. Water purifying tablets
  14. Yellow Fever certificate or International Certificate of Vaccination

Money

  1. ATM card (Maestro or Cirrus logos on the back are most widely accepted)
  2. Cash in the local currency of your arrival destination
  3. Credit card (Visa or Mastercard are most widely accepted)
  4. Money belt (inside and hidden not outside your clothes)

1. Where

2. When

3. Who

Your children go free
This means your dependent children or grandchildren under the age of 21 at the date of policy issue who are travelling with you.