Here’s our tick list of things to do before you leave…
Make sure you have your travel documents. At Villa Plus we send out the information 10-14 days before you travel. Taking your documents will ensure that when you arrive, you can start your holiday as smoothly as possible, especially if you have extras such as car hire.
Holiday insurance is so important when travelling, we hope you never have to use it, but it is a nice comfort to know that you’ve got it. Whether you have taken the ‘Villa Plus’ holiday insurance or not, if you or a member of your party have a pre-existing medical condition, then you MUST advise your insurance company straight away. Failure to do so may invalidate your insurance.
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) allows you to access state-provided healthcare in all European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Switzerland at a reduced cost or sometimes free of charge. The card is free of charge and, in addition to your travel insurance, we recommend you sign up. Register online at www.ehic.org.uk
Whilst MasterCard and Visa cards are widely accepted, and most resorts have ATM’s, we recommend that you get some local currency before you go. Please note: travellers cheques are no longer used in Spain.
Packing can be a nightmare, especially with airlines having such strict luggage allowances. It’s always best to check to see if your accommodation has towels or not, this can help save a lot of valuable packing room! In our villas we do provide towels, but we advise that you’ll need to bring your own beach and pool towels with you.
We are taking more and more technology on holiday with us these days, as such it is important to make sure that you pack suitable travel adaptors. Otherwise your smartphone and laptop will be out of action for the whole trip!
You must give your Advance Passenger Information (API, sometimes called APIS) details to your airline before you fly.
Baggage allowance, normally 20 kilos per person, can depend on who you’re flying with and will be specified on your itinerary. Collapsible wheelchairs, car seats for infants, pushchairs and carrycots may be carried as hand luggage in excess of the baggage allowance and can usually be taken to the final departure gate to be stored in the hold during the flight. Many charter airlines now charge for excess baggage and equipment such as golf clubs.
Please refer to the security policy of the airline you’re travelling with.