Prague is one of the most common stag do destinations, but how can you stay safe while also ensuring the stag has the time of their life? Here are some simple tips to reduce your risk of travel accidents and ensure you remember your trip for all the right reasons.
Staying safe whilst on a Prague stag do
Like most European cities, there is a risk of accidents and injuries in Prague. However, planning ahead and employing some common sense will help to prevent unwanted holiday accidents and ensure your party stays clear of any trouble. Here are some steps you can follow to keep you safe on a Prague stag do:
- do some research before you go: find out which bars, clubs and hotels are suitable for large groups and work out a rough itinerary
- avoid carrying valuables and large sums of cash on you
- take care of your belongings, such as cameras and phones, in the main tourist areas, as these can be rife with pick-pockets
- try to stay together
- always use licensed taxis
- avoid setting up tabs in bars and clubs; paying as you go gives you a clearer understanding of how much you are spending
- know your limits when it comes to drink; most stag parties involve heavy drinking, but you’re much more likely to be involved in road traffic accidents, falls from height and slips and trips if you’ve had a lot to drink
- always take out travel insurance before you go abroad
I’ve been injured in Prague: What should I do?
If you’ve been injured in an accident abroad or you’ve been robbed or attacked, seek medical assistance and report the incident to the police. In many cases, if you wish to claim on your insurance, you will need a crime number from the relevant police force. If you’ve suffered holiday injuries and you were not at fault, you may wish to claim travel accident compensation.
Compensation is awarded to people who have suffered illness or injury through no fault of their own and it can provide financial assistance with unexpected travel costs, medical fees or lost earnings as a result of taking time off work. If you think you may have a travel claim, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown