Tips When Traveling Abroad
Whenever traveling abroad, please check the U.S. State Department travel advisories
for the area you are visiting. Click here to review.
- Always have a photocopy of your passport and other important travel documents
- Avoid carrying large amounts of cash or obviously valuable items
- Try not to draw attention to yourself - blend in
- Do not flash large amounts of money when paying a bill
- Have a hidden, modest amount of cash in the currency of the country as "safety-net"
money for emergencies.
- Lock up your luggage
- If you are traveling alone, try not to arrive at night
- Book your first nights accommodation before arriving in the city
- Walk confidently with an air of purposeful alertness and dress in clothes that blend
in with the crowds and you're less likely to be hassled.
- Never forget you are a guest in someone else's country, so dress and behave accordingly.
Neat and conservative attire is more likely to prompt a respectful and friendly response
from locals. Always learn some key phrases of the language - they'll be really useful.