Safety is the most important factor of your trip. For a safe trip, not be a victim of a theft or incident, you should follow the advice below.
Limit use of credit cards
Credit card information can easily be stolen when you make a payment using this method when traveling. As a result, many experts recommend using middleware such as Google Pay or Apple Pay, in cash or using credit cards in a limited way to minimize the risk.
Registered with the embassy in the country of destination
This is useful if you are coming to a country where there is an unstable situation. Do this right when you land. The embassy will update your situation and contact you in the event of an emergency. Also, save the embassy hotline number and always carry it with you. In the unlikely event, contact them immediately for assistance.
Buy travel insurance
Buying travel insurance is essential before commencing your trip. It will ensure you are compensated in all situations such as missed flights, lost belongings, get trouble. Even with expensive devices such as laptops, phones, cameras, when they are stolen or dropped into the water, the insurance company will compensate you.
Put the value items into the safe deposit box
Remember to always keep valuable assets, important papers in a safe deposit box, or send them in the hotel’s safe box. If you use the hotel safe box, do not forget to get a receipt and ask the manager about the policy of compensation for loss.
Note the important phone number
If you find yourself in danger or are at risk of danger, write the necessary phone numbers such as your family’s phone number or email and the message “please help me to call to this number” in English or the most popular language in that country. To be more careful, take a picture of the phone number and the above message and use it as your phone screen wallpaper in case your phone is locked.
Do not drink alcohol with strangers
Meeting new friends in bars, pubs while traveling is an enjoyable experience but keep in mind that such parties often end up very late. Even if you are able to drink a lot of wine, it is potentially risky, as if you were drunk and lost all your money and possessions.
Eat at the local restaurant
If you do not know where to eat when traveling abroad, go down the street and find out where the largest gathering of local people is the place where food is worth trying. Do not go to the quiet restaurants because the quality of food is suspicious, the risk of you will be ripped off. Also, do not forget to wash the fruits and vegetables you buy with distilled water, no matter where you buy it. If you worry, peel them for peace of mind.
Ask local people about hidden dangers
Before you go on a journey, you must know where you should not go. In addition, local people (as well as tourism forums) are very helpful because they know the different routes or potential hazards and can alert you in advance.
Dress and behave like native people
Theft is very fast and they can recognize foreign visitors very quickly in the crowd. Of course, you absolutely cannot avoid them 100%, but if you look like native people, the risk is lower. For example, Europeans usually dress politely and Americans dress comfortably.
Always photocopy important documents
Always keep copies of important papers for use when needed. In addition, you need to remember that never bring them with you but keep the original papers in the hotel. Because losing important documents such as passports can cause you to face a lot of trouble.
Share your itinerary with friends and keep in touch with them
Make specific schedules such as nighttime sleeping spots, list of places to go and send to friends and relatives before starting your trip alone. Especially, when you go alone on trekking tour or discovering trips, it is more necessary. Be sure to keep in touch with them and make a message that if you stop sending mail or phone’s message, they should contact to local police or embassy.
Remember: in the hotel everything are dirty
In the hotel, all things have used by thousands of people. Therefore, you need to limit directly use them. If you are traveling with children, keep them out of using hotel’s items too regular, you can carefully use plastic bag to cover some items such as television remote controls.