Staying safe is one of top priorities you should keep during a trip especially when you visit a new place without having knowledge of their language or culture. Being on a travel can make you more vulnerable and easily targeted by criminal. Therefore, no matter how often you are with travelling overseas, it is a must to stay on guard anytime. It doesn’t mean that you will always be safe when you travel domestically. However, when you are being a victim of crime overseas, it can make you turn into panic state and makes you harder to think clearly of how to handle the situation because you don’t know who or where to go for help.
Keeping your safety during travel overseas
Of course, the majority of places are safe for travelling, you can even go solo. However, you don’t really know exactly when or when you are going to be the target of crimes. So you’d better always be prepared. Here are several safety tips during travel abroad.
Learn more about scams
Read and learn more about the most common scams especially in your travel destinations in advance. This can help you recognize the threats so you will know what to do if you happened to be in one of the situations. Remember that some people may act clumsily to trick you but there are also professional who do everything smoothly and you don’t realize you are a victim after quite some time.
Always be ready with emergency number
You have to write down necessary contact of the place you are going to visit such as the hospital, local police station, nearest embassy, ambulance service, etc. You may try to remember those contacts but it’s much better to write them down because it is possible for your mind to go blank after encountering criminal acts. Write the contacts not on your phone but on a card or small paper because phone is one of the things scammers like to steal.
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Look up the travel warning
Always research travel warning before visiting the country for your trip. Dig up more and more information so you know exactly what kind of threats and risks the place you are going to visit has. There may be information about specific areas you are warned to avoid because those contains more risks of dangers. However, that doesn’t mean you should completely avoid visiting the country.
Safe bag everywhere
Try to minimize theft for stealing from you so easily. These days, thefts are getting smart and possess some tricks to target various victim especially international travelers. You have to keep your belonging in the safe place. For example, choose a slash-proof bag so theft won’t easily cut it with sharp object such as knives. Try to always be aware with your belongings.
Keep your accommodation in safe place
Threats and dangers don’t exist only in the street. Your room doesn’t guarantee your safety unless you make sure you book accommodation that provides tight security. Ask the staff of your accommodation about storage to secure your belongings during your stay such as lockers, room safe, etc.