There are many people who are looking forward to vacationing abroad, such as going away from their everyday life to the country they admire, or having a valuable experience with friends they can't care about overseas. However, overseas travel cannot be done empty-handed. Minimal belongings such as passport and wallet are required. That doesn't mean that you can take anything with you.
There are various obstacles such as luggage that can not be brought into the aircraft in the first place, luggage that may be confiscated locally, luggage that is not used even if you bring it with you. Then, it seems that there are many people who get lost when they go on an overseas trip, saying, "What on earth should I bring?" Therefore, I will explain in detail some items that I should bring for overseas travel, and points to note when deciding what to bring.
How do you choose what to bring when traveling abroad?Pay attention to the amount and contents of luggage
Let's carefully select the belongings of the trip
The baggage you take on your overseas trip will never be too compact. If you have a lot of luggage, you may be refused to load it on an airplane, and you will be wasted traveling from the airport to the hotel, and you will have to spend unnecessary money on taxis and porter services. If you're exhausted just by dragging a large suitcase, you may be able to rest at the hotel on the first day of arrival. It's a waste of time to go sightseeing. It's not too late to take a rest after returning to your country.
In addition, luggage may increase due to souvenirs etc. on the way back from the way you go, so it is recommended that you leave enough space in your suitcase for your luggage.
Follow the rules of your destination
Some baggage may be confiscated at the airport stage before arriving at your destination for international travel. Typical examples are "liquid," "spray," "cutting tools," and "rechargeable batteries." There may be restrictions on smartphone batteries, perfume, gel-like lip gloss, etc., so be sure to check the rules before you bring in.
You can bring anti-perspirant spray and perfume up to 100 ml on condition that you put it in a plastic bag, but sprays other than grooming such as gas stove of cassette stove are forfeited.
You can bring in cigarettes, but there is a tax exemption limit, so you need to make a declaration when you enter the country, and taxes may be collected in some countries.
What exactly do you need? A list of things you can travel with
Have you somehow understood how the exchange rate is related to the strong yen? When traveling abroad, a strong yen has many advantages over a weak yen. Based on the relationship with the market price, I will explain what kind of benefits there are.
When traveling abroad, the most difficult thing to do is to keep valuables such as certificates and money that cannot be procured locally. Specifically, passports, airline tickets, local currency, credit cards, overseas travel insurance cards, etc. Some countries also require a visa equivalent to an entry permit.
If you forget your passport at home, you can hardly leave your country, so few people will forget it. However, if it is lost or stolen locally, it will be necessary to carry out a formal procedure to reissue it and return to your country.
Regarding the local currency, let's check in advance what kind of currency is used as a minimum and the rough rate when converted to Japanese yen. It is convenient to have a certain amount of money prepared at a bank or currency exchange office while you are in your nation. Even if you try to exchange money locally, you may not be able to find it unexpectedly when you need it, and the exchange fee may be high at windows such as airports.
What are the daily necessities other than valuables that you should bring with you? Unlike valuables, daily necessities may be available locally for purchase. Therefore, it is enough to leave it at home. However, some everyday items are difficult to procure locally, so be sure to check your belongings.
Daily necessities that are difficult to procure locally include "out-of-the-box medicines," "cosmetics for everyday use," "glasses and contact lenses," and "smartphones and PCs." The grooming items you use every day, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shavers, and hairdressers, should be familiar to you in Japan. In addition, daily necessities that must be made to order according to the characteristics of the individual are the minimum items that must be brought from ypur country.
In-flight goodsThe in-flight merchandise that can be used while traveling on an aircraft is not an immediate problem just because you didn't prepare it, but it is necessary for a comfortable stay so that you do not exhaust your physical strength too much.
For example, eye masks, earplugs, and neck pillows (air pillows) to help you sleep in your seat may help you fall asleep. Different people have different feelings about what makes it easier to sleep in the seat, and none of them are bulky items, so if you are uneasy, it's a good idea to have them all in your baggage.
You may also find it cramped to stay in your shoes while traveling long distances on an airplane. It's a good idea to bring your slippers with you to move the passages such as toilets. You should also have a minimum of writing implements to fill out the necessary documents such as immigration procedures.
You can not procure clothes locally, but it is better to bring the necessary amount from your country. But if you're traveling for 5 nights and 7 days, you don't have to have 7 days worth of clothing. In addition to the clothes in the suitcase, a set of clothes you wear on the first day is also included. Also, take into consideration the fact that you can wash your clothes at a local laundry or in a coin laundry. Small items like handkerchiefs and socks can also be hand-washed in the washroom and dried at the hotel windows.
What's more, clothing is bulky in a suitcase, so don't carry what you want and choose carefully to limit the number. Assuming you can rotate it by washing, you should be comfortable with a few tops and about 3 pairs of underwear and socks. One or two bottoms and outerwear are enough. T-shirts can be procured locally while shopping. You may also want to bring a long-sleeved haori for adjusting your body temperature or going to a tourist area (such as a temple or church) where you don't want your skin exposed.
You will often bring your electrical products overseas. The standard for outlets with two vertically elongated holes (voltage 100V), which is not common, is a minority internationally and cannot be used as is in most countries. Prepare a conversion plug that matches the shape of the local outlet. Conversion plugs for all types of outlets in the world are relatively easy to obtain in your country.
Moreover, in most cases the voltage is stronger than 100V, so if you want to use the electrical appliances brought from your country, you will need a "transformer" in principle. It is difficult to procure equipment that transforms to 100V overseas, and you will have to bring it from your country.
However, most smartphone chargers and PC power adapters have a built-in transformer. No need to connect to another transformer.
Electric appliancesIt's convenient to bring electrical products with you, but since they can be bulky in your suitcase, it's best to limit them to "necessary, non-bulky products."
Mobile phones (smartphones) are a typical example of electrical products that are especially essential for travel. With just one smartphone, you can do a lot of things such as surfing the web, cameras, video cameras, schedule books, watches, and billing. And peripherals to maintain the smartphone battery are also essential. Prepare a charger, conversion plug, mobile battery, and Wi-Fi router that stabilizes communication. Free Wi-Fi lines are often more extensive overseas than in Japan. If you can afford it, prepare a Wi-Fi router and SIM card that can be used locally.
If your smartphone lacks features and satisfaction, you may want to prepare a wristwatch, still digital camera, video camera, etc. separately.
Things to be prepared for in an emergency Overseas, it seems that you can do the minimum if you have a passport, money and a smartphone. However, it is possible that your smartphone may be out of charge or your line may not be restored due to the loss of your wallet, loss of your passport, earthquake or flood, or other disaster. There are things I would like to prepare for in such an emergency.
In case of the risk of your wallet running out, don't keep your money in one wallet and keep it in multiple locations. The method of putting banknotes in socks etc. is a standard method, but if you store credit cards and cash in a bag and pocket in a distributed manner, damage will be less if lost or stolen.
Keeping a copy of your passport or ticket in case you lose it is a minimum proof of your passport number or booking number. However, a copy of your passport or ticket does not function as a replacement for the original. Please note that you will not be able to return to your country with just a copy, or you will not be able to stay at the hotel by verifying your identity. In addition, it is helpful to make a note of your emergency contacts, such as the contact information of your credit card company or family members, in your notebook just in case, in case of emergency.
Useful things if you have
Even if you don't have it, you can procure it locally, so there are things you don't have to worry about, but if you have something useful. It may not be easy to find a store that sells it, so if you can afford it, prepare it in your baggage. It's a good idea to put them together in one bag as "convenient goods" and put them in the corner of the suitcase.
First of all, a plastic bag with a zipper, a thick rubber band (hair band), an S-shaped hook, etc. are generally used to store and store things, and to hook handles on protruding parts such as wall surfaces.
With a compression bag for clothes, you can pack souvenirs in the space created in the suitcase. It is useful to have deodorant sprays for clothes and laundry detergent as etiquette. It is a good idea to have a guidebook that is difficult to procure locally. Internet information is sufficient, but it is easy to read because it is created by an editing professional.
When choosing what to bring, check whether you can carry it with you on board!
Even if it is convenient to carry things with you while traveling abroad, there is the problem of "can you carry it with you in the first place?" Items with a high risk of accidents such as explosions and flames, and dangerous items that may be used for terrorist crimes such as hijacking are basically confiscated at the airport without being carried into the cabin. Below, we will introduce them in order.
What to bring on board
First, there is a limit to the size and weight of the baggage itself before the baggage contents are checked. There are two types of carry-on baggage: personal belongings and checked baggage (the names vary depending on the airline). As a general rule, you can bring in one each. Personal items include handbags that can be brought into the audience. Checked baggage is a large piece of baggage that can be carried to the destination without being carried in the passenger seats and carried to the baggage storage area.
As for the size of personal belongings and checked baggage, in principle, the total of the three sides is 115 cm or less. In addition, there is a limit of 7kg to 20kg. Check the airline's website for details such as baggage size. Items that may be used as "weapons" such as knives cannot be carried onboard. For example, blades and tools, golf clubs, bamboo swords, surfboards, etc.
Restrictions on carry-on
Of the "personal items" that can be carried on board, there are restrictions. "Liquids (including gels and creams)" "Sprays" "Lithium-ion batteries" etc.
Liquids are generally stored in a container of 100 ml or less and then stored in a zippered plastic bag with a size of 40 cm on both sides in total. Among the liquids, cosmetics and perfumes tend to be carried around and should be noted. If you need a drink, after carrying out a baggage security check, buy one with a lid at a shop or vending machine and bring it with you. Of course, you can also purchase it by in-flight service.
Be careful when bringing in mobile batteries or rechargeable batteries. This is because there is a fire accident of the lithium-ion battery on board and the airlines are also wary.
Mobile batteries can only be brought in as personal belongings so that they can be immediately noticed in case of fire. Internationally, products with an output of 100Wh or less (capacity of 27,000mAh or less) can be brought in without problems. However, please note that the awareness of the dangers of mobile batteries has not been established yet and the standards may change in the future.
What you need to deposit
Items that can not be carried on board but are allowed to be checked in are items that can be used as captains, deputy captains, flight attendants, or weapons or weapons used for terrorist acts such as hijacking. For example, knives such as knives and scissors are typical. You cannot carry darts arrows or barbecue gold skewers on board as dangerous goods. However, nail clippers, T-shaped razors, sewing tools, etc. are allowed to be brought in as "personal items" because they are relatively less dangerous. There is a risk that rod-shaped hardware such as golf clubs and tools will be swung around and used as a blunt weapon for assault and intimidation. Bamboo swords and surfboards also have the risk of damaging the human body by swinging them around, so these must be checked-in luggage.
In addition, the minimum grooming spray such as deodorant spray can be brought in the cabin, but other sprays (sports cooling spray and waterproof spray) are handled separately.
These items can be loaded onboard, but can only be loaded as checked baggage as they are stored in a different location from the cabin.
Items that cannot be brought in or checked in
Some luggage cannot be brought in or checked in. Basically, it applies to dangerous materials with high risk of explosion and ignition (specifically, explosives and oils). However, the basic rule is that only one writer can be brought on board. However, lighters such as cigar lighters and oil tank lighters that are filled with flammable oil in liquid form cannot be brought into an airplane at all and will be confiscated at the airport. Be sure to leave your important oil tank lighter at home. Among lighters, simple 100 yen lighters and oil-type lighters in which oil is soaked in cotton etc. can be carried in as personal belongings on condition that they are put in a liquid bag (plastic bag). Is possible. In addition to this, as pyrotechnics, party crackers, ammunition and other “explosives”, gas stoves for cassette stoves and gas cylinders for diving, pesticides, insecticides, etc. "Toxic substances" such as pesticides correspond.
Even if you are prohibited from bringing in!What to bring with you when traveling abroad
Even if you can bring some items into the plane, some items are prohibited or restricted in some countries. Here is an example. Be sure to check so that customs will not stop you when you arrive.
The usual medicines and medicines that must be taken to treat illnesses and maintain symptoms are daily commodities that cannot be procured locally and must be prepared from your country. However, depending on the country, there are some medicines that you need to bring with you. For medicines prescribed by a doctor, before going on a trip, just in case, make sure to provide an English-language “drug certificate” in which the product name, dosage form, content, quantity, disease name under treatment, etc. are specified. Let's get it created. If you bring medicine without a drug certificate, you may be subject to severe questioning at customs, depending on the destination.
In addition, insulin “injections” that prevent attacks of diabetes, “psychotropic drugs” such as sleeping pills, or “medical narcotics” may be subject to more severe crackdowns and criminal charges if brought in. Be sure to consult a doctor in advance.
Bringing in food may be subject to quarantine restrictions. Quarantine is a procedure for inspecting living organisms of animals and plants and articles made from animals and plants, and refusing to put in those that may contain bacteria or viruses that can be pathogens.
In the United States, where mad cow disease (BSE) has been a problem for a while, not only beef but also ham and meat extracts are strictly prohibited from being brought in. Seeds and nuts are also unlikely to be brought into the United States to prevent ecological damage. Not only peanuts as snacks, but also pickled plums cannot be brought in. In countries such as France and Spain in the EU, bringing in dairy products is also regulated.
When traveling abroad, be careful about what you have in your country!
When traveling abroad, the items you need will change depending on the destination. For example, in Islamic areas, precepts for men and women are strictly disciplined by the law. Therefore, it is recommended that women, especially women, should avoid exposing their skin and hair. Although non-Muslim travelers are not obliged to follow Islamic teaching, it is extremely rude to walk around the city in miniskirts and camisole, lacking understanding and respect for Islamic culture. It's a good idea to bring a long-sleeved haori, a hat, and a scarf to control the exposure of your skin and hair.
Toilets can be very different from every countries. In Japan, public toilets sometimes have a toilet bowl with warm water such as a washlet. On the contrary, toilet paper is not always available, which can be a problem. It is not uncommon for toilet paper not to be found in toilets in tourist areas as well as in parks throughout the city. Water may not even flow in some places. Put extra tissue in your carrying bag or rucksack. If you have enough space, it is safe to put 1 roll of toilet paper.
Also, when traveling in cold regions, be sure to take precautions against the cold, such as winter clothes and disposable warmers. Being ill will ruin all your plans. Also, even in cold regions, UV rays may be surprisingly strong, so it is safe to have sunscreen.
Be prepared for what to do when traveling abroad! What to do with your belongings
Most of the country security is miraculous, and let's assume that just by traveling abroad, the security will worsen by one or two steps.
In addition, there is a risk that you will be caught in an unexpected trouble in the event of an accident or accident. If you are going on an overseas trip, you must be fully prepared for these “what if” and “no” situations.
Let's consider carrying item damage compensation
It is safe to join the "compensation for personal belongings" of overseas travel insurance in advance, in order to prepare for damages caused by accidents or thefts, etc. This insurance guarantees the amount of damages incurred in the event of theft, loss, or damage to your belongings while traveling overseas, depending on the amount of insurance premiums you incur. In the case of theft, you will most likely be covered by carry-on damage compensation.
However, "cash," "credit card," "contact lens," "dentures," "animals and plants," even if they are stolen or lost, they are not covered exceptionally by the personal injury compensation. Be sure to store these thoroughly.
Protect yourself from crime by thoroughly managing your luggageAs you travel abroad, you should think that you will be more likely to encounter crimes such as pickpockets and delinquency than in Japan. In particular, tourist tourists are at risk of being "rich" and "thin guarded", so they may be the target of pickpockets and robbery when they are discovered to be tourists. Therefore, you should be careful not to be injured with your carry-on items damage compensation, and manage your luggage thoroughly. As mentioned above, cash and credit cards in your wallet are not covered by the compensation, so if they are stolen, there will be no lump sum. You may not be able to return to your country as planned and you may be stopped.
First of all, you should carry your valuables such as passports, cash, cards, and smartphones with you, and keep your storage location more secure than when you are in Japan. Keep your wallet in a place where you're unlikely to encounter pickpockets, such as in the back of your bag, and keep extra cash and cards in a place separate from your bag. At restaurants, etc., keep an eye on your luggage when you unload it from your back or take your hands off.
Eliminate the anxiety of your belongings by preparing in advance!Let's jump overseas with peace of mind
These are the rules and points to keep in mind regarding the items you take with you when traveling abroad. Some people may be a little tired after reading this far. However, if you know what you need and what you need to know before you go abroad, you can pack with confidence. With the minimum amount of protection, you will be able to enjoy local food, scenery, experiences, and encounters. The important thing is to prepare before going abroad. Just before departure, it is important to prepare little by little, such as adding a new accessory box while there is a need for a 100 yen shop so that you do not panic, or looking at the travel goods corner when you come to the home center is. Arrange your passport, prepare a small bag for wearing and storing your passport, or prepare for currency exchange, and be prepared to prepare for the day of departure.
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