5 THINGS TO DO BEFORE GOING ON A TRIP
That’s it, it’s almost time to GOING ON A TRIP! After several weeks, or even several months of planning your itinerary, you are about to leave for your first trip of several months. The opportunity to finally develop this adventurous instinct that has been dormant in you for too long. Only here, as you enter the final stretch before D-Day, it is important to put things in order in France so that you can start off with a light mind. Here are five important things to do before you travel.
1 – FIRST THING TO DO BEFORE LEAVING ON YOUR TRIP: THE NECESSARY VACCINES
This is one of the first things to think about and do when determining the country (or countries) that you will be visiting during your trip. In fact, it is particularly important to find out about the diseases or health risks existing in certain countries, in order to ensure a trip and especially a return to peaceful France. In certain countries, the possibility of contracting certain rare or nonexistent diseases in France like hepatitis A, or diphtheria or polio is great. It’s up to you to take all your precautions by carrying out the necessary vaccines before your departure.
2 – PHOTOCOPY YOUR PASSPORTS AND CREDIT CARDS
Another tip that can get you out of many thorny situations, remember to scan your passports, identity card and other credit cards before your departure. The digital copy made of these documents, then think of sending it to a protected cloud on which you can find these papers in another country. Thus, being able to benefit from proof of your identity abroad may, in the event of the theft of your physical documents, allow you to start administrative procedures allowing you to recover or create new documents.
3 – CLOSE YOUR ELECTRICITY METER WITH DIRECT ENERGIE
If you are absent for a fairly long period (several months or even several years), without separating yourself from the accommodation you own. We advise you to close your electric meter while you are away, this will allow you to avoid possible unwanted electrical consumption as well as possible accidents inside your accommodation. To proceed with this operation, you must contact your energy supplier so that it requests the intervention of an Enedis technician to come and close your meter. As such, the Energy Supplier site has created a contact page for each electricity and / or gas supplier. So you can, for example, find the number of Direct Energie, useful for terminating your Direct Energie contract or reporting an emergency. When you return, of course remember to reopen your meter to avoid arriving in a dark and unheated house. You can learn about the steps for opening the counter here.
4 – LIST IMPORTANT CONTACT DETAILS IN A NOTEBOOK
Another important detail that can save your life once there, remember to write down the phone numbers, postal address or email of primary importance in a notebook not likely to be stolen, or failing that on a secure internet cloud . Indeed, if you come to have your credit card or some of your belongings stolen, you risk having to quickly oppose the bank for example. In this kind of situation, it can be particularly important to have all the necessary emergency contact details close at hand: telephone number of your bank, insurance, parents, etc. A tip: send this list of contact details by email or by listing them on a secure cloud on the web.
5 – CHECK YOUR INSURANCE CONTRACT TO FIND OUT WHAT IT COVERS
Last but not least, take the time to check for example if your home insurance covers the loss of your luggage or not, thefts on site, etc…. Otherwise, it may be interesting to take advantage of the remaining days before your departure to make certain adjustments and why not have an addendum added to your contract.
5 THINGS TO DO BEFORE GOING ON A TRIP