They are one of the most remarkable, breathtaking and awe-inspiring sights anywhere in the world and a near constant presence in any ‘must see’ compilation. The pyramids in Egypt have the power to mesmerise and fascinate. However, caution also needs to be exercised when visiting these incredible structures in order to avoid a trip-spoiling accident on holiday.
How can I avoid needing to claim for travel accident compensation when visiting the pyramids in Egypt?
The first thing you need to consider in terms of travel safety is the country of Egypt itself. Recent political and civil unrest has made this area of North Africa considerably more dangerous than in previous times.
Some common sense and reasonable precautions, however, should ensure that your trip is memorable for all the right reasons, and no holiday accidents occur.
One of the most basic and essential safety tips is to keep your money secure. Unfortunately, like so many places, pickpocketing is common, and the fact you are visiting the pyramids in Egypt marks you out as a tourist.
You should only take the money you need for that day on your person, leaving the rest secured in a safe in the hotel, and carry it either in a pocket or a bag inside your outer clothing.
It’s also advisable to know where you are going and avoid dawdling or looking like you are lost. Accidents and injuries on holiday can turn the trip of a lifetime into a nightmare and precautions against such misfortune should be taken.
As the country’s leading tourist destination, the pyramids are surrounded by many unscrupulous businessman and downright chancers who employ somewhat aggressive techniques to land sales.
Avoiding eye contact with touts and merchants should keep you out of their line of fire, but remaining vigilant at all times is a must.
You also need to consider your own personal health to avoid suffering an illness on holiday. As a country, Egypt can be blisteringly hot and the pyramids are exposed. Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and plenty of water are the bare necessities of any pyramid visit.
Only consume bottled water as drinking contaminated water on holiday can cause a number of unwelcome illnesses.
If you do suffer an injury from a travel accident, don’t forget you may well be due some holiday accident compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline can take your claim from beginning to end on a no win no fee* basis.
Date Published: December 1, 2013
Author: David Brown