Although travelling can be a safe and enjoyable activity, it can also provide an opportunity for crime. Protect yourself while travelling, it is important to remember that you are vulnerable and you must take extra precautions.

Look safe
  • Project an image of confidence and sureness
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Never leave your luggage unattended
  • If youre travelling by car, always lock your luggage in the trunk
  • Do not put personal and /or business information on your luggage tags
  • Dress inconspicuously, so you wont draw attention to yourself

Stash your cash
  • Do not carry large amounts of cash Use travellers cheques or major credit cards
  • Make sure you keep a list of the numbers of your travellers cheques and credit cards in a safe place
  • Leave expensive jewelry at home and in a safe place
  • Keep all valuables in a safety deposit box at your Hotel
  • Conceal cash in a tuck away pouch
  • Keep receipts for all purchases

Monitor danger
  • Trust your instincts When sightseeing, stay with a group of fellow tourists
  • Avoid meeting strangers in unknown and isolated places
  • Learn to recognize the uniforms of local law enforcement officers
  • Use an auto club, travel agency, or other reliable sources of information to find out as much as possible about the place your are going to - ask about what you should do and what you should avoid
  • Photocopy all important travel documents such as passport and airline tickets

Added tips
  • Keep all of your medication in your carry-on luggage
  • During long layovers in terminals, use coin operated lockers to store your belongings
  • Avoid isolated areas of your Hotel
  • Avoid wandering on the beach alone at night
  • Do not take expensive items to the beach
  • Remember to get travel insurance
  • Use sunscreen
  • Drink bottled water