Traveling to Europe is one of the most popular activities of all times. This is because Europe is believed to be one of the most romantic and welcoming continent that it offers to its visitors. When it comes to traveling to Europe, there are a lot of things that you need to consider. One of these things is to know what kind of European countries you would like to visit. Some people prefer visiting Europe by traveling through Central Europe, some on the Western side while there are also some people who would prefer to travel through Eastern Europe.
If you are traveling to Europe, one of the factors that you need to consider is the travel vaccines and treatments for the diseases that can affect travelers. One of these diseases is the Swine flu which was a major problem during the time of World War Three. Thankfully, since then, most European countries have developed effective travel vaccines that prevent the spread of the swine flu virus. However, there are still some travelers who are susceptible to getting the infection when they travel to Europe. So to avoid getting sick, make sure to carry your vaccination and treatment cards when you travel to any European country.
Traveling to Europe can be very expensive especially if you are planning to travel through a major European city like Paris, London, Amsterdam, Prague, Brussels, Rome, and many more. To save money, there are actually ways on how you can get cheap travel to Europe. One way is to avail of the European Airlines’ International Travel Assistance Packages. These packages usually include a hotel and transportation allowance.
Another way to save more money when traveling to Europe is to apply for the European Tourist Card. This card is available for tourists and non-resident foreigners coming to Europe for a stay of not less than three months. You can use this card in any participating airport in the Schengen Area. Also, the Card must be presented at the airport office upon arrival and it shows proof of citizenship or nationality of the traveler.
There are some people who think that once they have acquired these permits, they can now travel to Europe without having to stand in queues for international flights or other inconveniences. This is not true. There are still some stringent immigration requirements in Europe. First, they have to have a genuine intention to visit Europe. Second, they need to have their fingerprints captured and submit them to the European authorities. Third, tourists usually have to undergo customs inspections, which may include fingerprinting, and may also include staying in designated countries for a specific number of days.
Some American travellers traveling to Europe do not bother applying for Travel Insurance. This could be because the travel insurance offered by most American travel companies do not cover trips to Europe. Moreover, even if the travel insurance does offer coverage for trips to Europe, most of the travel insurance policies do not cover medical emergencies or cancellation. In most cases, American travellers who are travelling to Europe would have to pay for medical care in their destination country or risk the risk of being charged with a hefty fine.
Another reason why American travellers must apply for Travel Insurance is that there are some commonalities between Canada and Europe. Two weeks is the recommended time for American travellers to apply for Travel Insurance. This is because travel insurance companies provide coverage for emergency and loss-of-use situations only. In other words, if you want to be covered when you are between two weeks and ten weeks in Europe, you need to get Travel Insurance. You may also find discounts if you purchase Travel Insurance before you travel to Europe.
On top of these, there are several new restrictions that have been introduced by the European Union. Most important among these is the ban on the importation of electrical items in Europe. Some US nationals who are planning to travel to Europe may find themselves unable to take some of their electrical items such as laptop computers and cameras with them as most of these items are considered as nonessential travel items. However, some may find alternatives if they look for a supplier in Europe that is capable of importing the electrical items that they need.