Packing List

Most important Items

  • Address list and list of important contacts and phone numbers (friends, family, business contacts, credit card cancellation number, embassy)
  • Main bag(backpack, suitcase, sports bag)
  • Small bag or backpack for items you carry around daily like camera, water bottle, wet wipes etc.)
  • Passport (check validity: minimum for international travel: 6 months!)
  • Visa
  • International driving license
  • Tickets and itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Prescription medication
  • List of all regular meds your take
  • International Vacination Certificate (proof of required vaccinations)
  • Paper or Notebook
  • Rental car confirmation
  • Hotel reservation confirmation
  • Train, bus, flight confirmation
  • International Student Identification Card (worldwide discounts) More Information & Online Application

Money

  • ATM card
  • Calculator / currency converter
  • Cash in the local currency of your arrival country
  • Credit card (Visa or Mastercard are most widely accepted)
  • Money belt
  • Sufficient Travellers’ cheques (keep receipts in different place)

Clothes

  • Dress shirts (think embassy visit or invitation to formal dinner)
  • Ties (even backpackers need them sometimes)
  • Suits
  • Dresses
  • Jacket
  • Light jacket
  • Jeans
  • Jumper, sweater or fleece
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Longsleeve shirts
  • Pants or trousers
  • Sleepwear
  • Swimming clothes
  • T-shirts, singlets
  • Underwear
  • Bra (sports and regular)
  • Sarong (doubles as towel, sheet, blanket or sun shade)
  • Shorts / Skirts
  • Boots
  • Shoes
  • Sneakers
  • Sandals, flip flops
  • Socks
  • Hat as sun or rain protection
  • Belt (consider one to keep some emergency cash in)
  • Glovesor mittens
  • Warm hat
  • Scarf
  • Raincoat or poncho

Personal care or toiletries

  • Comb or brush
  • Condoms and/or contraceptive pills
  • Contact lens equipment or glasses
  • Cottonbuds
  • Dental floss
  • Deodorant
  • Ear plugs
  • Nail clippers
  • Hair products (gel, spray etc.)
  • Lip balm
  • Make-up
  • Mirror
  • Moisturiser(face and body)
  • Nail file
  • Razors
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Shaving cream
  • Sleeping pills
  • Soap
  • Sunscreen and after sun cream
  • Talcum / babypowder (against prickly heat)
  • Tampons and pads
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste

First Aid / Health

  • Band aids
  • Compression bandages
  • Diarrhea tablets
  • Gauzes
  • Insect and / or mosquito repellent
  • Motion sickness tablets
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  • Replacement / rehydrationsalts sachets
  • Small scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Vitamin pills
  • Waterpurifying tablets
  • Water filter
  • Iodine / hydrogenperoxide / Desinfectant

Other

  • Safety pins
  • Cotton handkerchief or tissues
  • Eye-mask (some airlines provide then on long flights)
  • Sewing kit
  • Suit bag
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack rain cover
  • Batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Books / Ebooks with a reader
  • Bottled water
  • Camera, film and batteries – Spare flash cards or memory for digital
  • Number or key locks
  • Chewing gum or mints (helps with pressure adjustment during flights)
  • Compass
  • Cup
  • Diary or organiser
  • Duct tape for quick repairs
  • Eating utensils
  • Electrical adapter and plug converter
  • Fishingline (for repairs)
  • Flashlight or torch, batteries
  • Games or other recreational items
  • Gifts
  • Guidebooks
  • GPS
  • Inflatable travel pillow
  • iPod, MP3 player, Discman etc. with music and batteries
  • Laptop
  • Laundry detergent
  • Maps
  • Numberor key locks
  • Mobile phone and SIM card
  • Mosquito net
  • Passport photos
  • Phone card – Both for local and international calls
  • Photocopies of important documents (keep separate from originals)
  • Phrasebooks or dictionaries
  • Pillow or pillowcase to stuff with clothes
  • Plastic bags
  • Powercords and chargers for all your electrical items
  • Plug Adaptor (electric outlets are different in other countries)
  • Resume and work references (if you plan to work abroad)
  • Sleep sheet
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Speakers for iPod etc.
  • Swiss army knife or Leatherman tool (check it in when flying!)
  • Toiletpaper
  • Towel
  • Alarm clock (if your mobile doesn’t have one)
  • Universal sink plug
  • Umbrella, also great as sun shade!
  • Watch
  • Wetwipes / Baby wipes (to clean when there is not water)
  • Ziplockbags (keep your stuff organized)

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