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14 Things Smart Travelers Always Do Before a Flight

Reader's Digest Logo By Jill Schildhouse of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 14: If you're traveling internationally, you won't get anywhere without your passport on-hand. So make sure to double check you have it in your carry on bag before heading to the airport. 'Make a copy of your passport to carry around at all times, and keep your real version in the hotel safe,' says Patricia Hajifotiou, who owns the small-group tour company The Olive Odysseys and has been leading tours in Europe for 21 years. 'I plasticize mine to reuse on subsequent trips.' Don't miss these additional 6 very important things to know about your passport.

Passport protocol

If you're traveling internationally, you won't get anywhere without your passport on-hand. So make sure to double check you have it in your carry on bag before heading to the airport. 'Make a copy of your passport to carry around at all times, and keep your real version in the hotel safe,' says Patricia Hajifotiou, who owns the small-group tour company The Olive Odysseys and has been leading tours in Europe for 21 years. 'I plasticize mine to reuse on subsequent trips.' Don't miss these additional 6 very important things to know about your passport.
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