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Safety Tips for International Travel

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September 26, 2023
Words by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of RoamRight

When preparing for your destination wedding or honeymoon, you’re likely to explore various places on your own. RoamRight, a leading global travel insurance provider, has conducted extensive research on valuable safety tips for international travel. Remember, these tips are not meant to instill fear but rather to ensure you’re well-prepared and aware of your surroundings, regardless of your destination.

Safe Adventures

Ensuring you have an international plan on your phone for emergencies is always recommended. Always trust your instincts and don’t hesitate to ask for help or directions when needed.

Nighttime Travel Precautions

When traveling at night, prioritize well-lit areas whenever possible. Carry a small, heavy flashlight for added safety.

Secure Money Matters

Avoid using street-side ATM machines; opt for those located in banks or stores. Keep your wallet in your front pocket or a zippered bag to deter pickpockets.

Protect Your Valuables

Safeguard your valuables by storing them in your room safe or in a secure, locked suitcase. Never leave jewelry or your passport out in the open.

Transportation Safety

Research the safest forms of transportation for your destination. Seek recommendations from your hotel, especially for nighttime travel.

Blend In and Dress Smart

Blend in by dressing discreetly and respecting local customs. Avoid flashy clothing and accessories, as they can make you a target.

Protect Your Camera and Electronics

Keep your camera in a bag rather than around your neck. Wear it cross-body for easy access. Use a nondescript bag for carrying electronics.

Hotel Key Security

Always remove your hotel key from its paper sleeve. These sleeves often display your room number, which you should keep confidential to prevent potential theft.

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or embarking on your first international journey for your destination wedding or honeymoon, remember these fundamental tips. They’ll offer you peace of mind and safeguard you against potential challenges. For more travel insurance information and additional tips, visit RoamRight’s website. Have a safe and enjoyable journey!

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