Carry your wallet, passport and money in a travel belt around your waist or
a pouch around your neck. Ensure it is under your clothes and can’t be seen.
Leave your expensive jewellery at home. Wearing excessive jewellery can make you a target for pickpockets.
In case of emergency
Find out the emergency services contact numbers for the regions you are
travelling in. Record the numbers for police, ambulance, your travel insurance
provider and the nearest embassy.
Make a photocopy of your passport and travel documents including travel
insurance policy, travellers cheques, visas and credit cards. Carry a copy with
you, separate from your main luggage and leave a copy with a family member
or friend at home.
If you are unsure of where you’re going, ask someone in uniform such as a police officer, transport attendant or information desk assistant. Asking any member of the public can leave you vulnerable to theft or deception.
Read up on common scams in the cities you are travelling to. Stick only with
trusted and reputable tour providers and official taxi services. If you have been
scammed, report it immediately to the local police and notify your credit card