Safety and Security Tips
Safety and security Tips
Your personal security, well-being, and safety should always come first when you travel. Make sure your trip goes as planned by paying attention to our brief advice.
• View our most recent evaluation of the security environment in your destination country by visiting our travel advice page
• Seek local guidance on potential risk and security hotspots.
• Be aware of who to call in an emergency.
• Steer clear of rallies and demonstrations, and refrain from taking pictures of secure areas or security officers.
• Be vigilant at all times and take extra precautions to safeguard your personal safety.
• Let relatives and friends know your itinerary and travel schedule so they may be aware of your general whereabouts at any given moment.
• Always take reasonable efforts to keep yourself and your possessions safe. For detailed information on your journey, see our travel advice sections and abide by these straightforward rules:
• Separately carry your credit card, tickets, and cash, and store extra cash and valuables in a secure location.
• Keep a photocopy of your passport (as well as your travel and insurance documents) at home and only carry your passport when absolutely essential.
• Refrain from flashing huge amounts of cash or wearing pricey jewellery in public.
• Avoid using ATMs after dark, particularly if you're by yourself. After taking out cash, make sure no one has followed you.
• Pay strict attention to your personal things when you are in public spaces like internet cafes, railway stations, and bus stops.
• Stay away from parks, stairways, and dark, darkened areas.
• In public spaces like internet cafés, railway stations, and bus stops, keep a tight check on your personal things.
• Avoid parks, stairwells, and dark or poorly lit streets.
Always visit our travel advice sections to learn more about the nation you're visiting's security situation, and register your contact information with us so that we can get in touch with you in case of an emergency. When travelling, be abreast of any growing circumstances by following local media and speaking with local contacts, lodging providers, or tour operators. Always stay away from protests and demonstrations since they could be targeted and might turn violent. Avoid visiting military locations and be aware that it may be illegal to take pictures inside or close to some public buildings as well as military or security establishments.
In many nations, there is a possibility of random terrorist strikes that might target civilian targets, particularly locations often visited by tourists and expatriates. Check out our travel tips sections and register with us so we can reach you in case of need.
In previous battlegrounds, unexploded mines and explosives can be dangerous. Stay on the major roads, especially in remote regions, and seek the most recent information from your tour operator or local contacts.
Foreign nationals may be the target of abduction in various nations. To find out if there is a danger of kidnapping where you are going, see our travel advice page. If so, you should take these simple safety measures:
• Ask your local connections for safety-related advice.
• Traveling alone; avoiding night-time travel, especially between towns and cities.
• Always lock your car doors when you're driving.
• Vary your routes and departure times, and stay away from observable trends.
• Keep a close eye on local media for stories of kidnapping events.
Water sports and activities might come with dangers. Always be cautious to exercise common sense whether swimming or participating in water sports while on vacation. Additionally, make sure your trip insurance covers any water sports, such as jet skiing.
Driving may be difficult when travelling. Driving a strange car, navigating a foreign traffic system, and driving on the other side of the road may all be stressful experiences. You can encounter terrible driving, dim lighting, and poor roads in certain nations. To find out more information regarding driving in your destination, always read our travel advice pages. Additionally, keep in mind these basic principles:
• Make sure you have the necessary insurance and bring your complete driving licence.
· Never operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Depending on where you are, if you are found, you might be imprisoned, fined, or prohibited from driving.
• Recognize and abide by all applicable local traffic rules, including any speed restrictions.
Both the driver and the passengers must always be buckled up.
If you're parked at a stop sign, keep your car doors closed and your luggage out of sight to deter bag theft.
Hiring a vehicle:
We advise against giving your passport as a form of security if you're renting a car. Keep your passport in sight at all times if you're allowing it to be duplicated.
Verify that you have enough insurance and review the car rental contract's fine print (particularly any waiver that will come into effect if the vehicle is damaged).