- Photocopy your passport, medical card, credit cards and travel itinerary - keep one copy separate from the originals, and give a copy to a friend back home to keep safe. Also let them know your itinerary, including flight times and flight numbers.
- Scan important documents and email a copy to yourself.
- Sort out travel money beforehand – if you do it online rather than at the airport, you are likely to get a better rate.
- Let the bank know if you will be travelling abroad, where you’re going and for how long.
Phil Sheehy, Head of Premium Strategy ＆ Proposition at NatWest, says it’s easy to put a travel marker on your cards:"Before you leave the UK, let us know that you are on the move. You can do this via the mobile banking app, online, or by telephone.”