Our Essential Travel Checklists

Preparing for a vacation is more complicated than ever. And so the key to a stress-free trip is all about preparation. From making sure your passport is valid and confirming your itinerary to bringing necessities like a phone charger and umbrella (just in case), we’ve created these travel checklists for planning and packing. It’s also critical to remember that some destinations require COVID-19 testing, health screenings, and/or temperature checks prior to your departure flight, upon arrival, and/or throughout your stay. We strongly encourage you to review these requirements so that you know what to expect.

Have you…

  • Made sure you’ve completed all entry screening requirements (if required)?
  • Completed travel authorizations required prior to travel (if required)??
  • Completed a COVID-19 test prior to travel (if required)?
  • Given relatives all of your contact details?
  • Made copies of all travel documents?
  • Confirmed your flight schedule with the airline?
  • Confirmed your baggage allowance meets regulations?
  • Reviewed the dress code of your resort (if applicable)?
  • Made sure your mail will be held or collected?
  • Planned for pet care?
  • Planned your transportation to and from airport?
  • Contacted your bank, credit card company, and phone provider about travel plans?

Plus if you’re traveling internationally, have you:

  • Checked to ensure your passport is valid?
  • Signed up for an international cell phone plan?
  • Added a translation app to your phone if necessary?

Have you packed the following items? 

  • ID, travel documents, and vouchers
  • Copies of your entry screening, travel authorization forms, and negative COVID-19 test (as required)
  • Face masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes in your carry-on
  • Cash, credit card, and/or debit card
  • Electronics, cell phone, and charger
  • Small first aid kit
  • Guide books
  • Toiletries
  • Something to read
  • Travel neck pillow and ear plugs
  • Plastic bags for wet clothes or other items
  • Sun hat, raincoat, small umbrella, etc.
  • Bug spray and sunscreen
  • Medications

Most countries are calling for additional travel requirements, such as proof of negative COVID-19 tests, completing health forms, and having visitors insurance. Please note: Safety standards and travel requirements are continually changing. Visit our Traveler Resources Hub COVID-19 Travel Map or talk to your GOGO-backed travel advisor to learn more about the entry rules of your specific destination and to plan your next vacation.