Safe Travel Abroad
Note: For your safety, please review the following tips:
- Use common sense abroad, just as you would at home.
- Learn about local rules and obey them.
- Carry travelers checks instead of a lot of cash.
- Do not flash large amounts of cash when paying bills.
- Be sure your credit card is given back after each transaction.
- Be sure you receive a “claim check” for each piece of luggage you check-in.
- Conceal your money, travelers checks, passport, and other valuables.
- Do not leave bags unattended in public places. Traveling light will help.
- Women should carry handbags in a secure manner to prevent “snatch” theft.
- Be wary of con artists. They exist around the world.
- Keep hotel and car keys with you.
- Be alert to street gangs in big cities abroad.
- If confronted by a superior threat, don’t fight attackers – give up valuables.
- Report any loss or theft to the police or other appropriate authorities.
- Report any loss of your passport to your nearest Embassy or Consulate.
- Keep a low profile. Dress and behave conservatively, avoiding flashy dress.
- Be polite and low-key. Avoid loud conversations and arguments.
- Avoid dangerous areas. Do not use short cuts, narrow alleys, poorly lit streets.
- Do not give your room number to persons you do not know well. Meet in lobby.
- Remember, you are in a foreign country and subject to the laws of that country.
- Penalties for drug violations are very severe in many foreign countries.
- Deal only with authorized agents when you exchange money, buy tickets, etc.
- Avoid taking pictures of military personnel, police, or any military installations.
- Book hotel rooms between the 2nd – 7th floors to prevent easy entrance.
- Know the fire exit in your hotel.
- Learn some of the local language so you can obtain help if needed.
- Contact your Embassy if you get in any trouble.
U.S. Embassies and Consulates
U.S. State Dept Travel Warning
NOTE: Additional website links included with your confirmation documents.