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Staying safe during trips abroad

Staying safe during trips abroad is of the utmost importance if you want to enjoy a stress-free holiday. When you are in an unfamiliar setting, and especially when you are on holiday, it is so easy to let your guard down and take for granted that things work the same way that they do when you are at home, but this is a mistake, which can lead to all manner of problems, including accident and injury.

Staying safe during trips abroad

Here are just some of the things you can do to stay safe when travelling abroad for a holiday:

  • Research

    The most beneficial thing you can do to ensure that you and your family stay safe during a trip abroad, is to research your intended destination before you travel there. By doing so, you can make yourself aware of any potential dangers, such as potentially contaminated water or unsafe areas, and you can learn how best to conduct yourself in a safe manner.

  • Leave expensive gadgets behind

    Although you may want to take all of your gadgets on holiday with you, they are a magnet for thieves, so if at all possible, it would be better for you to leave them behind. If you absolutely must take your gadgets on holiday with you, it is always a good idea to leave them behind in the hotel safe as much as possible, as this will help you to avoid muggings and theft.

  • Remain vigilant

    No matter how safe you feel and how relaxed you may be, it is important that you remain vigilant. By doing so, you can avoid many of the pitfalls that holidaymakers fall into, and stop yourself from suffering some of the most common accident and injuries experienced abroad, including balcony falls, poolside slips, food poisoning etc.

  • Blend in

    The more you can blend in with your surroundings, the less likely you are to be a victim of crime, as unscrupulous individuals tend to target tourists much more than the local population.

  • Write down the numbers of local emergency services

    By either writing down or entering important emergency numbers into your mobile phone, you will always be ready to contact the relevant help when you need it most, and this could get you out of many a sticky situation.

To find out more about staying safe during trips abroad, or to find out if you could make a personal injury claim following an injury abroad, simply call our team of personal injury experts here at Accident Advice Helpline, freephone on 0800 689 5659.