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“How do I stay safe while traveling abroad?” Here’s a good list of tips to keep you safe wherever your travels may take you.
1. Make sure you are up-to-date with all of your vaccines (country specific).
2. Register with the embassy so they know when you will be abroad and where.
3. Maintain awareness of your surroundings:
-note entrances and exits
-note where the police station and hospital are
-note a safe public space you can go in an emergency
-know what is going on in the country, observe local media
-know what would be considered “abnormal” in a given situation or location
-have someone in-country you can check in with and keep updated on your whereabouts
-be aware of pickpocketing, don’t keep all your valuables in one place
4. Personal Conduct:
-don’t become so comfortable in your environment that you act recklessly
-be aware that alcohol and being out late are common factors in potentially dangerous situations
-don’t walk around in a large group
5. If you find yourself in a potentially dangerous situation:
-assess what is going on
-check in with your contact