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Paperwork, passports, & travel bureacracy

All the documents you need to travel (beyond plane tickets) (Photo by Ian)
All the documents you need to travel (beyond plane tickets)

All those boring but necessary travel details: passports, entry visas, trip insurance, health insurance, customs regulations, and all the other super-fun pre-trip preparations

The trip is planned, and you're raring to go... but wasn't there something else to do?

Ah yes. The bureaucracy. The passports, visas, customs regulations, student IDs, and health and trip insurance.

Unexciting as these things are, they're an integral part of getting ready for a trip—and some of the first things to take care of, even before you buy a plane ticket (after all, it can take up to 10 weeks to get a passport).

This section will try to make handling these details as easy and painless as possible.

Major travel paperwork concerns

Customs, taxes, & insurance

Customs, taxes, & insurance