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What to pack

Pack light! You'll be toting your own luggage around at airports and hotels, so bring only what you need—one small carry-on suitcase and your EF backpack should be enough. Remember, checked baggage fees are not included in the tour cost, and they vary by airline. If you decided not to check a bag, remember to check tsa.gov for current security requirements in carry-on bags.

    Clothing and Accessories
    1. Masks/face covering (as required by local authorities)
    2. Comfortable walking shoes and one pair of nicer shoes
    3. Shirts (short and long sleeved)
    4. Socks and underwear
    5. Watch
    6. Pants/shorts/jeans
    7. Pajamas
    8. Bathing suit (if applicable)
    9. Dressier outfit (reserved for a special night out)
    10. Raincoat and/or umbrella
    11. Lightweight nylon jacket or fleece (rather than bulky sweatshirts)
    12. Reusable water bottle
  • Toiletries
    1. Toothbrush
    2. Toothpaste
    3. Shampoo/conditioner
    4. Soap
    5. Deodorant
    6. Hairbrush/comb
    7. Sunscreen
    8. Hand sanitizer
    9. Any medications (in addition to a copy of any prescription)
    10. Spare set of contact lenses/glasses (if applicable)
  • Money
    1. ATM card (Call your bank prior to departure to alert them of the trip; foreign purchases sometimes result in a hold on bank accounts.)
    2. Personal credit card
    3. At least $50 converted to the currency of the first country or region that you’re visiting
    4. Pouch for storing money and passport under clothing
  • Electronics
  • An alarm clock (Many hotel rooms won't have one.)
  • An adaptor/converter
  • Camera with extra batteries or charger
  • Documents
    1. Proof of negative COVID PCR test, if required by your destination
    2. Passport—required on all EF Educational Tours (Remember to leave one copy of it at home and bring a couple more copies on tour, in case your passport gets lost.)
    3. Visas (if applicable)
    4. Health Insurance Card
    5. A copy of the tour itinerary
    6. A list of important phone numbers
    7. Addresses to send postcards home
    8. Copy of any prescriptions (Customs officials may want to verify that a container's contents match its label, so all medication should be carried in its original container.)
  • Carry-on bag
  • The EF backpack that every traveler receives is a perfect carry-on bag. Here’s a short list of things travelers might need on the first day of the trip. These should be packed in your carry-on in case your checked luggage is delayed:

    1. Passport
    2. Money
    3. Airline boarding pass
    4. Toothbrush and toothpaste (Check tsa.gov for current security requirements.)
    5. Hairbrush
    6. Contact lens case/glasses (to sleep comfortably on the plane)
    7. A change of clothes (in case luggage is delayed)
    8. Medication
    9. Any valuables