What do travelers think about when planning a travel to a foreign country? Do thoughts turn to spectacular scenery, exotic foods, and the opportunity to experience another culture? Are there worry about travel safety? Most of us consider both side of the equation, excited about the good prospects and nervous about the bad. We wonder how to get the most out of travel while guarding against any safety, health hazards that might exist. This guide is for those who want to enjoy the opportunities of travel without spending time and energy dealing with problems that could be prevented. Travelers should know the best way to stay healthy and be safe while traveling abroad.
Most of the time these thieves are organized and well connected with the local law & order authorities.
Out and About
Prepare tour routes before setting out. (Avoid studying maps or mobile devices in the street – This will attract unnecessary attention.)
Lock rooms before going out and inform at least one other person about individual daily schedules at all times.
Become familiar with common local scams and distraction techniques. Ask at hotels if any areas are dangerous. Use extra caution in tourist sites, marketplaces, elevators, crowded subways, train stations, and festivals, and avoid marginal areas of cities.
Be constantly attentive to surroundings and the wary of any stranger who engages in any form of conversation or makes physical contact in any way, no matter how accidental the contact appears to be. Specially beware of pickpockets around train stations and other crowded areas. Groups of small children sometimes act as distractions so travelers can be robbed.
If confronted, give up all valuables, Money and passports can be replaced – People cannot.
Valuables, Money and Dress
Do not Wear expensive clothing or jewelry and avoid carrying expensive camera, computers, or luggage. Avoid clothing that declares nationality or political beliefs.
Never carry valuables or large amounts of cash. Use traveler’s checks or credit cards for large purchases, but first, make sure they are accepted at each destination.
Learn about local exchange rates before arriving your destination country and pay close attention to all monetary transactions. Exchanging money is sometimes seen as an easy way to deceive tourists. Avoid black market exchanges.
Carry only a passport face page and legal entry stamp photocopy while out and about. Leave the passport in a hotel safe. Have a digital image of the passport face page stored in an e-mail inbox or accessible server in case of passport loss.
Do not carry purses or money belts that can be cut or torn off.
Wear handbags across the chest or under a jacket or shirts, carry a wallet in a front pocket with rubber hands wrapped around it so it can’t be easily removed.