Here you will find the answers of the most frequent questions about Rossitur’s services.
WHERE CAN I ACQUIRE A TRAVEL INSURANCE?
You can acquire a travel insurance with us. Usually it is requested to guarantee medical expenses coverage in the country you are visiting in case of injury or other cases of unexpected character.
WHICH IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?
The identification documents you should bring always depend on the destination. If your traveling within Europe and hold an European Union citizenship, you only need your national I.D. In cases when your destination is not a member of the E.U., you must hold a passport valid for at least six months.
DO I NEED A VISA? WHAT IS A MULTIPLE-ENTRY VISA?
Depending on the nationality, we have to verify if the passenger needs a visa to enter the desired country.
There are several types of visas:
Single-Entry Visa – The passenger enters the country desired and if for any reason leaves, he/she can’t enter the country again without asking for another visa.
2 Entry Visa -After entering the visiting country, the passenger can exit and re-enter, thus he still possesses a second entry permit available.
Multiple-Entry Visa – The passenger can get in and out of the visiting country several times, until its expiration date.
SHOULD I TAKE ANY VACCINE BEFORE TRAVELING?
There are several countries that require specific vaccines. For example, when going to some African countries it is necessary to take a vaccine and malaria prophylaxis. We will confirm all the requirements of the country you wish to visit.
I AM PREGNANT, CAN I TRAVEL BY PLANE?
Yes, usually you can. If you have any questions we suggest you seek advice from your doctor.
However, to travel from the sixth month of pregnancy, you must have a medical certificate proving that everything is all right and you are fit to travel.
I HAVE A 2 YEAR OLD CHILD. CAN THE CHILD SLEEP WITH US?
Normally, hotel units have cots for these situations in which parents are traveling with their babies (in some hotels, the crib is free). Children older than 2 should sleep in extra-beds and it is usually charged an extra free.
I AM GOING TO TRAVEL ALONE WITH MY CHILD, DO I NEED ANY AUTHORIZATION?
Whenever the minor is traveling and not accompanied by whoever has the paternal responsibility, it is mandatory that the parent has an authorization to do so by themselves. This authorization must be written, dated and signed by the parent who has legal custody, empowering their escort by third parties, properly identified. To download the draft to be completed and notarized, you should visit: http://www.sef.pt/portal/v10/PT/aspx/apoioCliente/detalheApoio.aspx?id_linha=4350. In addition, both should be accompanied by the identification documents (passport, ID, etc).
IF MY SON IS TRAVELING WITHOUT ANY ACCOMPANYING PARENT. WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS?
Children who travel without their parents will need an authorization signed by both parents. If the child is going to be accompanied by another person, it must be made a permit by the parents. Once again, you are advised to visit the SEF website: www.sef.pt.
CAN I DRIVE IN THE VISITING COUNTRY USING MY DRIVER'S LICENSE?
If the passenger wishes to drive, he/she should check whether the driving license is within the validity period and if it is recognize in the visiting country. For some countries, it may be necessary to apply for the International Driving License, which is only valid for one year. For more information please visit the IMTT website.
The passenger should also take into account local rules and comply with the Highway Code of the visiting country.
I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE MY PET ON HOLIDAYS. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
For an animal to travel by plane, it has to be at least 8 weeks old and weaned for at least five days. It is required health certificates and the rabies vaccine updated. The animal must have a passport, chip and all vaccinations up to date (there are some countries that have additional requirements like Ireland, UK and Sweden).
Regarding the transportation of the animals, there are also some rules that differ from airline to airline. Some animals may be transported in the cabin but only weighing less than 5 kg. Attention, there are limited number of animals to be transported in the same cabin.
In case the animal is traveling in the cargo hold, you should be informed about the conditions of carriage of the animal concerned, as airlines obey certain rules that vary for each airline. Usually the case where the animal should be transported has to be resistant, airy and with enough space for the animal to move.