Before you leave home

Do your homework and find out what kind of medicine and shots you’ll need to get before you go abroad. If you’re going to a country with a hot climate and lots of moisture, you’ll need to defend yourself against malaria. Get the pills you need before you go to avoid catching this deadly disease. If you have pre-existing medical conditions like asthma or heart problems, be sure to take enough medication to last you the entire length of your vacation or business trip.

Don’t procrastinate

If you’re going abroad, chances are likely that you’ll need to get a visa. It is a good idea to set the visa process in motion at least 6 months before you leave, that way you will have plenty of time to do the paperwork. If you plan for your trip early, you’ll have lots of time to make changes or adjustments as well as do some research and find the best deals.

Travel light

If you are headed to a place that you’ve never been before, it may be tempting to bring several suitcases with you “just in case.” On the other hand, though, extra luggage means that you will need to pay extra money to lug your belongings around with you. Pack light. One good pair of denim jeans will last you your entire trip as long as you don’t get them dirty. Stick to the basics and take enough money to buy extras if you need them.

Buy the right kind of travel insurance

Be sure that the country you’ll be visiting is covered by your travel insurance plan. If in doubt, purchase a worldwide travel insurance policy. Worldwide travel insurance policies provide coverage no matter where you intend to go. There are many worldwide travel insurance companies that serve Nigerian citizens. Listed below are two worldwide travel insurance companies, to get you started. To get the best deal, shop around until you find the worldwide travel insurance policy that’s right for you.

International Medical Group

IMG will protect you no matter where you go. Many different types of insurance packages are available from the IMG site. GlobeHopper single trip basic covers not only standard stuff like emergency medical evacuation and repatriation in the event of death, but also evacuation for political reasons. The GlobeHopper platinum single trip plan includes access to a global assistance service hotline as well as a host of other benefits as well. Annual plans are also available.

Worldwide Insure

Worldwide Insure offers discount travel insurance plans. There are other worldwide travel insurance plans out there that are more comprehensive, but few that are cheaper. If you’re looking for a basic no-frills package that will get you into the Schengen zone, visit Worldwide Insure’s website and fill out the short form to get your quote delivered into your email inbox.