Safety Precautions When Visiting a Foreign Country – Travel Safety

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Being on an unknown land means everything new- people, places, food, weather and what not. For most of us, it brings an emotion of excitement to explore the new, however, one should also consider their safety when travelling to a new place. In this post, we will be looking at some safety tips that travellers should follow:

Scan your Documents

Along with your passport and identity proofs, there are several other documents that you would need at one time of the other during your trip. While you are keeping a hard copy of all such documents, it is wise enough to scan these documents and keep a digital copy on the cloud as well. This is quite helpful in situations when you lose the hard copy of your documents.

Get Insured

Mishappenings never give a call beforehand, therefore one should be ready to handle such situations. Travel Insurance is one such thing that could help you during an emergency. Try searching for best travel insurance as per your requirements and choose a plan wisely.

Leave Behind Expensive Articles

Jewelry items, additional credit and debit cards and other costly stuff should not be carried along as losing such items out of robbery or theft could cost you a lot.

Note all Emergency Numbers

You should keep a note of all local emergency numbers including Police, Ambulance, Fire brigade, Embassy, local cab, etc. so as to ask for help whenever required. 

Be Cautious when on the Go

While walking on the streets, travelling through public transportation and personal cabs, ensure that:

  • Avoid any shortcuts while going from one place to another. Try to rely on Google maps when you are not certain about the route towards your destination.
  • Avoid indulgence in any kind of quarrel happening on the way. In case you want to help, just call the local police or the concerned authorities.

Always Keep Some Cash

Though card payments are accepted almost all over the world but it is still better to keep some cash in your pocket as you cannot rely on technology all the time. While making transactions where online or card payments are not accepted, for instance, local shops, you can easily pay using cash.

Keep your Family Informed

A copy of itinerary of your trip should be sent to your family so that they know your plan and can contact you in the case of any emergency.

Choose a Safe Accommodation

Many times, in the search of a cheap stay, travellers end up staying in unsafe accommodations. Choose a hotel or homestay by reading reviews of the customers and ensure that it is a well-established one. Meet visitors in the lobby only and if you are coming late in the night, try to keep someone informed from the hotel staff.

Install a Roaming App

To ensure your safety, it is important to stay connected with your loved ones and make calls back home. An international roaming app make things easier and cheaper for you as you can talk to friends and family without bearing any high roaming costs.

With these travel safety tips in mind, you can make your trip safe and secure. You can also read our post on Top 5 Necessities to Keep in Travel Handbag – Travel Hand Luggage

Happy Travelling!

Kanika Sharma

Kanika Sharma works as a Content Developer at Ajura. For the past 4 years, she has been writing for various renowned blogs. Being an engineering graduate, her background allows her to connect with cutting edge technologies and relate them with real world scenarios. When she is not writing, she can be found in the abode of Himalayas, as exploring nature excites her the most.
 
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