Top Tips for Safer Travels
Before You Travel
Learn about the country you are visiting, including its infrastructure and laws.
Obtain phone numbers for the closest U.S. Embassy, local emergency assistance and public safety offices.
Prepare for any health risks and possible need for medical treatment. Visit your doctor or healthcare professional. Make copies of your health records and a list of prescription drugs you are taking. Bring a supply of all medicines with you.
Discuss with wireless provided international usage and carry cell with you at all times.
Make copies of legal documents and pack separately.
Know your rights.
While You're Traveling
Use extra caution when you are in crowded tourist sites, elevators, subways, train stations and festivals and avoid marginal or less traveled areas of the country.
There is strength in numbers, so never travel alone -- always use the buddy system.
Constantly be aware of your surroundings - never let your guard down or have a false sense of security.
Never allow a friend to leave alone or leave with someone you or they do not know
Do not purchase drugs - drugs are illegal in every country and laws are strictly enforced.
Be respectful of the country you are visiting and its citizens.