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The Holiday Factory has put together a travel check-list as a guideline to help you with information that you may require when travelling abroad.

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Travel Checklist

· Have you taken care of all your travel arrangements – flights, hotel, transfers, visas, travel insurance? SA Passport holders please check that your passport is valid for 6 months after your return.

· Travelling to a destination that requires a visa? If so make sure that you apply for your visa well in advance.

· Are you travelling with children – please check that you have all the required documents for leaving the country e.g. unabridged Birth certificates.

· If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know in advance.

· Your air tickets and other travel documents must be issued in the Name reflected in your passport. Please also check your Holiday Factory itinerary to ensure it reflects the full and correct details of your trip. It is always a good idea to carry photocopies of all your Travel documents (passports, airline tickets etc.).

· Travel insurance is a must. If you can’t afford it, you can’t afford to travel!

· Please reconfirm your flights directly with the airline 72 hours prior to the departure of each flight.

· Please retain all boarding passes and tickets until accrual of frequent flyer points has been confirmed on your statement.

Travel Tips

· Pack a change of clothing into your hand luggage in case of baggage delays.

· Clothing creases less if rolled into a sausage shape when packed.

· No sharp objects are permitted in hand luggage.

· During your flight drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol.

· Exercise during your flight by regularly walking around the aircraft.

· Airlines will charge you approximately R100 for each kilogram your luggage is over the stated baggage allowance so make sure you weigh your bags before departing.

· Purchase your sightseeing, transport and accommodation before leaving South Africa to save money.

Important Travel Information

Baggage Allowances

Checked luggage varies from airline to airline. As a guide, the maximum weight is 20kg in economy class and 30kg in business class (adults and children). Infants are permitted hand luggage plus a collapsible stroller or pushchair.

Hand Luggage

Hand luggage (that you carry on the plane with you) may not exceed 6kg per person - dimensions 115cm (height + length + width).

Taking liquids in your luggage

It is recommended that you should pack liquids in your checked Luggage as there are restrictions on the amount you can take in your hand luggage on overseas flights. Liquids include cosmetics and toiletries, including creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, mascara and makeup. Sprays, including shaving foam, hairspray and spray deodorants. Toothpaste, hair and shaving gel and contact lenses solution. If you need certain liquids during the flight, you can take them into the cabin as follows:

· In containers that hold no more than 100ml.

· Containers must be carried in a single, transparent, re-sealable plastic bag, which holds no more than a litre and measures approximately 20cm x 20cm.

· Each passenger can carry only one of these bags.

· The bag must be presented for examination at the airport security point.

Containers larger than 100ml (excluding essential medicines) will not be allowed through the security point even if they are only part full. You are allowed to carry essential medicines of more than 100ml in your hand luggage if you have supporting documentation from your doctor.

Flight reconfirmations

Please remember to reconfirm all flights with the airline concerned at least 2 days prior to departure – this can be done online.

Passport requirements

Valid SA passports are required and your passport must be valid for 6 months after you return.

Immunisation

Ask your doctor about the necessity of immunisation from disease (e.g. Cholera, Hepatitis, Tetanus, etc.) for the countries you intend to visit. If you have any immunisations done, make sure you receive an International Health Certificate to show at immigration checkpoints and hospitals.


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