Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Search your destination; get as much information as possible about the places you plan to visit. Get yourself familiar with local customs and policy.


o Find travel insurance, if possible with the plan that provides direct, immediate payment to the medical provider.

o Before you depart, photocopy your documents and ticket so it would be easier to replace them if they are lost or stolen.

o Keep a low profile. Try to mingle in with the locals as best you can. Leave expensive jewels and precious valuables at home.

o Do not talk about your travel plans with others.

o Stay alert, particularly in high-risk countries.

o Do not expose your valuables (documents, money, jewels, etc.), keep them protected in the hotel.

o Carry only little quantity of cash.

o Wear a hidden money belt; keep your essential documents and money in it.

o Keep a copy of your passport in your money belt at all times.

o Every time you use your credit card, keep an eye on it until it returned to you. Check credit cards when they returned.

o Never leave your personal documents unattended.

o Admire local customs and regulations.

o Deal only with authorized agents when you exchange money or purchase art or antiques.

o If you get into any difficulty, contact the nearest embassy.

o If you are unfamiliar with the local language, write down some key phrases in the local language.

o Memorize or write down a local emergency numbers.

o In case of theft, report immediately to Police and if you'll be making an insurance claim. Thefts of traveler's checks must be reported within 24 hours.


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