You have made the decision to attend World Youth Day. Congratulations!
As you begin to think about what you need to prepare for overseas travel to WYD 2023, here are 5 tips to help you begin your preparations:
- Have you applied for your passport? If you already have one, is the expiry date beyond 9 February 2024? When travelling overseas, your passport needs to have at least 6 months beyond your return date, that is, 6 months beyond the date you are scheduled to return to Australia.
- See your doctor and talk about vaccinations, any medical conditions you have or medications you may need while away. Ask your doctor for a letter that details your medical conditions and prescriptions. Make sure you have enough with you for the duration of the trip. Keep them with you in your carry-on luggage. You may need to show this letter to explain your medications at customs.
- Have a dental check-up.
- Do you need a Visa? Pilgrims travelling on an Australian passport do not need a Visa. However, if you are travelling on another passport, it is your responsibility to check and obtain the Visa you need to enter specific countries.
- Read the latest information about the countries you will be visiting. Be aware of local laws. Respect local cultures. Visit smartraveller.gov.au for more information.