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5 TIPS TO TRAVEL SMARTER ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

TRAVELER'S GUIDE TO LIFE POST COVID-19

Travel Tips
March 2021

1. INVEST IN GOOD QUALITY INSURANCE

Having reliable and good quality insurance is vital when travelling especially with the widespread COVID-19.

Luckily, SIA now covers Covid and can keep your mind at ease when you are discovering new parts of the world. Remember to ask for travel insurance that covers winter sports in case you have decided on an active holiday.

2. LET YOUR BANK KNOW YOU’RE TRAVELLING

Are you suddenly paying for purchases in Guatemala? Your bank might become suspicious and block your cards. Before you travel, it’s important to let your bank know when and where you are travelling. That way you can make sure your bank cards are unlocked for a shopping spree abroad.

3. STAR PLACES AND DOWNLOAD GOOGLE MAPS

You are in the middle of a foreign city and have no idea how to return to your hotel. Sounds familiar?

Be sure to use offline Google Maps to make your life easier when you travel. You simply go to the Google Maps App on your phone and then download the region. Then even without an internet connection, you will have a map to help you get around. you can also save your hotel location, tourist attractions, and restaurants you are interested in seeing on this offline map.

4.SCAN IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND KEEP THEM SAVED ON YOUR PHONE.

Digital copies of important documents can save you if you lose anything important. Of course, SIA travel insurance can cover the loss of your passport, but it will be much more convenient if you have a digital copy available online when you get to your embassy to get everything sorted.

5.TRAVEL OUT OF SEASON

Simple logic: the best deals for flights and accommodation happen when no one else is travelling. Travelling out of season is a great way to get cheaper flights, accommodation and discover some affordable package deals. Another benefit is enjoying a country without the crowds and endless lines to attractions.