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Before you begin your journey, do a bit of research to familiarize yourself with the country to which you are traveling and the main aspects of its culture. Reference books, national or government tourism sites, newspapers, travel sites and more are all great sources to use for information on a country's history, current events, and traditional customs.
When traveling during a global situation like the COVID 19 pandemic, it is incredibly important to check the policies and vaccine and mask mandates not just of the place you land in, but other towns, cities and even countries that you might want to travel to once you get to your main (or first) destination. As well as to keep checking on these policies once you're traveling.
When you're traveling outside your own region or country knowing some basics of the culture you'll be visiting can make travel much easier, more respectful and more engaging. Here are some areas to focus on before you even pack your suitcase:
It's not a bad idea to acquaint yourself with some of the following facts about the place you're traveling to too.
When traveling to a new country many people are smart to look into the follow issues. While it might not be first of mind when you're dreaming about your trip, the following can be incredibly important to remaining respectful (and safe) as you travel:
Learning about a country and its customs before you visit is a mark of a conscientious traveler. It is a sign of respect toward your hosts (the country you are visiting) and their culture, who will generally appreciate your efforts to adapt to their traditions while you visit.