If you’re the kind of person who loves to travel to adventurous places, historically and culturally rich then Asian countries are probably in your travel-to lists. Asia offers the most amount of diverse cultures and languages on Earth with beautiful sights, historical places and a myriad of traditional experiences.
Travelling to Asian countries may sound like a daunting task, primarily because of the different culture and languages, but isn’t that the fun of travelling? Discovering something new and immersing yourself in different cultures. So, if you are planning to visit Asian countries, here is what you should prepare:
Get your documents ready and apply for a visa!
The first step to travelling anywhere is getting all your documents ready and applying for a visa. Most travellers don’t even realise that the expiry date of their passport is approaching, so that is the first thing you should be checking. If you’re a first-time traveller, then you would be applying for a passport for the first time. Applying for a passport or renewing it, both can be long and tiresome tasks, but there are some ways to make it easy. One is to apply for a passport online, where you would only have to take a photograph on websites like Passport Online and provide all the necessary details as required by your country. When it comes to passport photographs, almost all countries have different rules, but even then, you don’t have to worry, you can find that information and photograph tools online.
Once you have your passport, you can begin the visa application process but remember to keep your passport safe!
Get medically checked and vaccinated!
The second step upon having all your documents in order is to get a medical check-up, making sure that you’re fit to travel. Then you should also be searching for all the vaccines that you should get before you travel to Asia. There is a list of vaccines that can be found on the CDC world website. It is suggested that travellers begin the vaccine process as soon as possible since some vaccines like Hepatitis require a series of shots to be administrated. Besides this do keep in check if there are any viral diseases or epidemics spreading in and around your destination; you would want to be guarded against all those.
Prepare an emergency medical kit!
Mostly when you’re travelling out of state, it is likely that you will not find the medicines that you are used to if there is any need, which is why you need to collect medication you are familiar with and fill an emergency medical kit.
Hire a Guide or a Translator!
Travelling to countries where mostly only local languages are spoken, you would need to hire a translator or a guide. Most hotels provide such services to their guests, but if you hire someone on your own, you would be more likely to be comfortable with them.