Tips on Travelling Safely

Airport Safety and Safe Air Travel

  • Keep your eye on your bags—especially a laptop computer or other valuable gear — at all times.
  • Make sure your luggage is secure so that you know if it’s been tampered with.
  • Be wary of mishaps, or distractions.
  • Keep bags with zips close and carried close to your body, zip facing forward. Carry any wallet in an inside front pocket, or wear a concealed money pouch.
  • Don’t draw attention to yourself with visible jewelry, cameras or other expensive items.

Road Safety

  • Stay to main routes. Do your homework before you go to the country to ensure you avoid any known hotspots.
  • Make sure all car rentals are pre-booked from reputable car rental company.
  • Keep all your personal bags out of sight in the boot.
  • Keep car doors locked when driving.
  • Leave your car in a well lit area and if possible in a busy populated area.
  • If your vehicle is struck from the rear, be cautious above getting out of the vehicle especially in isolated areas, or in known trouble hotspots.

Hotel Safety

  • Don’t leave your luggage unattended.
  • If possible take your own luggage to your room. If you cannot make sure your luggage is secure so that you know if it’s been tampered with.
  • Use the deadbolt locks on the door.
  • In case of emergency, know where exits, elevators and public phones are located.
  • Leave valuables at home or keep them in the hotel safe.
  • If going out leave your room key at reception.

Remember to check your Employers’ Liability policy. Standard Employers’ Liability insurance does not normally cover staff working abroad for extended periods and country-specific policies may be required.

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