If you’re heading overseas on your hen party then make sure you have completed everything on the pre-packing checklist and returned your wine glass to the upright position before take off! In case of emergency the corkscrews and bottle openers are situated, here, here and here…
On a slightly more serious note… If you are heading away for your hen weekend then there are a few extra bits and pieces to take into consideration so here’s our pre-party checklist of details to ensure your are fully prepared for a hen-tastic weekend away with the girls.
No one likes to get through the big metal doorway only to find and have someone rifling through their perfectly packed smalls. Make sure you know exactly what you can and can’t travel with.
There really is nothing worse than turning up at the airport only to find one of your party’s passport is out of date (and sadly this does happen). Make sure all the girls check their passports well ahead of time.
Also different nationals will have different travel restrictions or permits so if you have any non-UK passport holders among the hens, ask them to check their own visa requirements in case they differ from the rest of the party.
We always advise you check exchange rates before you travel. In some cases it can actually be cheaper to exchange money overseas using banking cash points. Remember, if you are using credit cards there might be added fees, also credit card payments to local suppliers in foreign countries may not be protected.
If you are exchanging money overseas only ever use recognised banks or agencies.
Changing money at the airport is not the best idea as their rates are often sky high. The Post Office still offer one of the most competitive rates on the high street if you’re exchanging before you travel.
The majority of countries* GoHen currently work with fall under the EU banner which fortunately means they have reciprocal health arrangements with the UK. This is no substitute for travel insurance (which we recommend) but it is an additional benefit. You should register at the Post Office for a European Health Insurance Card.
Take your card with you and keep it handy for any required treatment.
*Countries that fall outside the EU are those African countries featured in our Hen Safari packages.
If for any reason you find yourself needing emergency medical assistance
Should you require any further assistance after that then you can contact us at anytime via our emergency out of hours number which is manned 24 hrs a day – 07590 296246.
Always do this through a trusted source. We of course would recommend that you organise all your travel requirements through GoHen.com, not only because we'll do a fantastic job for you and will save you time during your weekend by having everything organised in advance. But because with our unrivalled contacts we can supply you with tried and trusted partners.
However you travel, always think practically and be aware of the risks, use recognised licensed taxis and public transport.
If you have any special travel requirements please let us know as far in advance as possible. We work hard to tailor all our weekends to suit each individual hen party.
To check for details of any destinations you might be planning to visit in the near future check out the foreign office advice page. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice