Don’t Become A Victim
Travel Safe Tips
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.
Crime is often prevented by being prepared. NHRC has put together a checklist for your to complete when traveling.
Please complete this form prior to traveling and bring it with you, you should also leave a copy with a family member that isn’t traveling with you.
Teachers/Group Leaders: If you are traveling with your students/group, we recommend that you implement this as a homework assignment. Please contact us directly for our travel curriculum at NHRC@crimemuseum.org.