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Ready to make your move? Check out the resources below to help you prepare for your trip!

DOCUMENTS YOU MIGHT NEED

Getting your first adult passport

Ready to hit the road? Are you ready though? There are a few things which you need to plan ahead of your travel, and getting yourself a passport is one of them.

European Health Insurance Card

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is a free card that gives you access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the 28 EU countries, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, under the same conditions and at the same cost (free in some countries) as people insured in that country.

European Youth Card

The European Youth Card is a card for young people offering a large number of discounts on culture, travel, accommodation, shopping and services in most European countries. The Young Scot National Entitlement Card is available free of charge to everyone aged 11-26 living in Scotland. You can use it for money off the things you love, exclusive Rewards, Proof-of-Age and much more.

RELOCATION AND TRAVEL ADVICE

Foreign Travel Advice

Check the government's advice for travel to a specific country. This includes safety and security, terrorism, local laws and customs, entry requirements, health and money.

Your Europe

It provides information on the rights of EU citizens. If you have any questions about travel, work & retirement, vehicles, residence formalities, education & youth, health, family or consumers, Your Europe is the place to go.

Going to live abroad - get ready!

Moving overseas? Leaving your hometown for the first time? No idea where to start and how to organise your move? We’ve got the answers!

International SOS

A handy risk assessment of various international locations, including the Travel Risk Map. Trip to Rio, international assignment in Kosovo, or layover in Istanbul – map your location risk profile.

LANGUAGE LEARNING

Learn a language while you're travelling

Did you know learning a new language can help you get a fulfilling experience during your travels? Find out how your trip abroad can help you improve your fluency with our tips and tricks.

6 ways to embed learning a new language into your daily routine

Learning a new language is a long road and pouring over textbooks can sometimes feel like a chore. So here are our top tips for including language learning in your daily life.

LinguaLift: 10 best language learning apps 2020

Make the most of your prep time by learning a language and get ready for your travels! Here's a list of some great language learning apps - try a few different ones and pick what works best for you.

USEFUL TOOLS AND TIPS

Before you go

Before going on a trip, you need a plan: take care of your travels documents and health requirements, come up with a sound itinerary, and check out discount cards, guides and online travel portals – this is a complete step-by-step guide to make sure you didn’t forget anything.

Guidelines for travelling alone, or with friends, for the first time

Travelling independently for the first time is an exciting thing, but it can be scary. It doesn’t have to be though - following these guidelines will take away a lot of your worries!

10 top tips for interrailing on a budget

“As a budget backpacker I usually stay in hostels and find ways to save money wherever possible, and I try to be environmentally sustainable” – Kieran from Wales will help you plan your travel!

Mapping and visualising your trip

There are free online tools to map and visualise your travel plans, like those offered by the Travellers point, tripline or triphappy. Use them to create amazing interactive maps to both plan and share your experience – make it literally unforgettable.

More hints and tips to travel abroad

Whether you prefer to travel far and wide, or like to return to that nice little spot around the corner, we all find ourselves daydreaming about our next trip. That is why we brought together some useful hints and tips for you to start your journey, about transport and accommodation. 

LOCAL INFORMATION

Eurodesk info points

If you have any questions about the country you are visiting, you can also get in touch with the local Eurodesk information point and get personalised advice. Eurodesk links to over 1,500 youth organisations in Europe and beyond – come talk to us!

Travel advise in the EU countries

The foreign ministries of the EU Member States are responsible for providing travel advice to their citizens. In emergencies, this advice may change frequently. Visit the linked national websites for country-specific updates.