Safety protocol while traveling overseas

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The most important safety advice for anyone when traveling is to use common sense. Whatever you do, don’t put yourself in situations where you increase your risk of getting lost, injured, attacked or killed. Go with your gut too – if something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. You want to decrease your chances of jeopardizing your safety and well-being, especially if you are traveling with your family.


  1. Know the laws: If you’re going to a foreign land, know the laws where you are traveling. Don’t assume that the laws in the states apply in another country. You might find yourself in serious hot water.
  2. Money smarts: Be careful about flashing money or using ATMs in other countries. Today, there are so many ways to lift personal information from your card when you are withdrawing cash. If you use your credit cards, keep all of your receipts, in your suitcase or carry on, not in your purse or wallet, to take home and compare to your next statement.
  3. Passport protection: Protect your passport by keeping it on you at all times. If it’s lost or stolen, report the situation immediately to the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate and the local police authorities.
  4. Safe and secure: If you are truly concerned about your safety traveling from the airport to the hotel or around a new country, consider hiring a security expert to travel with you. They are experienced in making sure that you arrive to your destination safely. This is important for businesspersons who are traveling with company secrets or who are incredibly wealthy, as well as celebrities and professional athletes whose fame can put them at risk for kidnapping or robbery.

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