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Holiday Check List

Before you start to pack your suitcase and hand luggage, make a detailed travel check list, so you don't forget those essential items. The following list is an example of many of the key items you may need, in addition to clothes:


  • Wash bag
  • Shower gel
  • Soap
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Toothpaste & toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Razor & shaving foam or 
  • Electric shaver & charger

Sunbathing Gear

  • Suntan lotion (face and body)
  • After sun cream/lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Beach bag
  • Towel
  • Flip-flops or sandals
  • Sun hat


  • Cleanser/wipes
  • Toner & moisturiser
  • Make-up
  • Perfume
  • Aftershave
  • Nail care & nail file
  • Hairbrush or comb
  • Hairdryer or tongs

First Aid

  • Plasters
  • Insect repellent
  • Bite & sting relief
  • Antihistamines
  • Pain relief
  • Antiseptic
  • Diarrhoea relief
  • Prescription medicines
  • Travel sickness tablets
  • Flight socks

Key Essentials

  • Passport
  • Travel Visa (where necessary)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Foreign currency
  • EU health card
  • Driving license (and International Driving Permit, where necessary)
  • Camera (including memory card and charger)
  • Travel plugs and adaptors
  • Batteries and chargers
  • MP3 player or travel speaker/ear phones.
  • Mobile phone (roaming SIM or contract, if applicable) and charger. Don't forget earphones - they also act as an aerial for the inbuilt radio.
  • Luggage tags
  • Bank cards (check with your bank to see if you need to inform them you are travelling abroad, so your cards are accepted in the country of destination).
  • Emergency Information, such contact telephone numbers, and phone numbers for bank and credit cards. A photocopy of your passport details page.

Don't forget if you are travelling by plane, containers holding liquids, pastes, gels or sprays should, where possible, should be placed in your hold baggage. Check with the airline you are travelling with for restrictions on these and other items in your luggage.

UK travellers should also refer to the website for current rules and restrictions.

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