Mum reveals the 3 things she checks before every holiday to avoid travel chaos | The Sun

A MUM has revealed three things that people should check before they go on holiday.

Going away involves a lot of planning and it can be easy to forget even the most important of things.

However, there are three things that absolutely should always be planned before every trip.

In a video on Instagram, parent and traveller Evie (@mumpacktravel) revealed what they are.

She said: "First of all, pull out your passport and make sure it has six months validity and it has a couple of blank pages.

"Second, look up the country you're going to and make sure you don't need a visa.

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"If you do, look it up, find out exactly what you need to do and apply right now because you won't be able to enter.

"You might not even be able to get on the plane if you don't have it.

"Third, get your travel insurance. I reckon if you can't afford travel insurance, you can't afford to travel.

"So make sure you have it and also check with the countries you're going to, to see if they have any special travel insurance requirements."

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The advice was well received by Evie's followers, who thanked her for her video.

It's good advice, as there has been a spate of Brits missing holidays thanks to new passport expiry rules post Brexit.

One couple missed out on their cruise because of a simple passport mistake that they could have avoided.

Janet and Jim Baker, 75 and 65, had booked a cruise holiday to Norway together.

Brits now need to have at least three months left on their passport, which TUI, who they booked the cruise through, said Janet didn't.

Not only did they miss out on the cruise, but they also missed out on other excursions including seeing the Northern Lights.

Elsewhere, a mum has warned families going abroad this year after her holiday was nearly ruined due to a mistake with her passport.

Mum Fifi Box, a radio presenter in Australia, explained how she was nearly stopped from getting on her flight.

The 45-year-old was travelling from Melbourne to Fiji when she was stopped by airport staff.

Staff were concerned because her 3-year-old daughter Daisy's passport was damp, with some water damage.

She explained on her radio show that they told her they may not be able to board the flight as "Fiji border officials may not accept the passports".

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