Moving abroad could be a scary or nervous for the first timers doesn’t matter what amount of time you are travelling for. You have to take into consideration every single step such as right from where you are going to stay how you will be commuting and loads of ups and down in between these. Most of the travelling is done over the weekends and mainly during the holiday seasons. Here are quick points you would like to consider in order to keep your belongings safe, avoid accidents and be assured of not being ripped off during your trip abroad. Though most countries are safer to visit, it will be wise step to keep these tips in mind. “Better be safe and being Sorry”
- Vigilant about your belongings: If you have paid attention to the signs (posters) in UK you might have noticed about being vigilant for your belongings and alert all the time. If you are going to carry your backpack out with you don’t forget to twist the lock to ensure it’s hard to undo. You must be keeping your important documents and wallets in your front pocket. A cheeky smile or tale could turn out to be a fancy way of getting you distracted.
- Wallets and purses: As mentioned in the above paragraph it would not be wise to over look this point. Don’t keep your important travel documents, money, valuable etc. in your back pockets. Thieves can be very sharp to pick out the travellers and could aim to trap them.
- Keeping it away: We have seen most of the travellers always find it comfortable keeping their cameras and camcorders across their neck and wrist of arms; well it’s something not advisable at all. It could be a possible signal of attracting the thief to get a hand on and run away. It would be safer to keep it in your bags.
- Your travel guide and buddies: Travelling to historical places one would be definitely looking to hire a travel guide so as to learn the epic stories related to particular places and their values. It is strong recommendation to be careful hiring the appropriate travel guide so, that you doesn’t risk your belongings, life and getting into trouble. Be careful making your travel buddies in your trip!
- Get yourself and belongings Insured: You must get yourself and your valuables (including luggage) insured for your trip to abroad doesn’t matter the how long you will be on a trip abroad. Getting yourself insured would keep you covered for the medical expenses in case you might fall in a need of it.
- Get your important docs scanned: It will be a disaster for a traveller to lose his/her important docs such as study materials, flight tickets in the worse case your passport. It would be a good practice to get your important documents scanned during your trip they could turn out to be handy in case you happened to misplace the original once.
- Medicines and Vaccinations: Going abroad one must check out the FCO’s website in order to get the travel alerts, warnings, news and most important to all, a list of medicines and vaccinations you might need during your travel. Although most of the countries would have a similar medicines so, obtaining your medicines in most of the countries would not be an issue yet it would be safer to yourself well equipped before you depart.
- Cash, Cards and Cheques: Make sure you have yourself enough funds to cover your trip and expensive both fixed and variable expenses. Also, have money for uncertain expenses or requirements. Have your funds spread between Cash, Cards and Cheques and use them wisely where required.
Sharing your personal details online: Think twice before you are typing your personal details such as your bank account or credit card or passport number. You must ensure that the website should have a Secure Visa sign before making any purchase online. Avoid using your Credit or Debit Cards in the internet café.