How to be safe abroad
It is perfectly safe to travel to most foreign countries as long as you know what you are doing and the rules which surround the place in which you are visiting. Most countries have their own rules for conduct, and will have certain things you should do to stay safe, and these may not be the same as you are used to. If you do your research in advance and know what you should be doing then you will be just as safe abroad as you are in your own country.
- Research the country. Try to find out about all of the customs and rules before you travel so you know what you are expecting before you arrive. This includes what you should be wearing, as some countries expect you to be a little more covered up, particularly if you are a woman. Certain gestures may also be frowned upon, and this is something you should know.
- Make copies of everything. As long as you keep your valuables close by you shouldn’t lose anything or have your valuables stolen, however it is useful to make copies of your passport and travel documents so that if they are lost you are able to get home easily.
- Find out where your nearest embassy is. Most countries will have a British embassy which you can visit if you run into trouble. Find out where the nearest one is and how you can get there from where you are staying.
- Try not to look like a tourist. Tourists are most at risk of being pickpocketed or targeted for scams as they are not as aware of what is normal in the country they are visiting. Look like you know where you are going and try not to carry expensive photographic equipment around your neck.
When to find solicitors in Hampton
If you have been involved in an accident abroad, and want to claim compensation for your injuries, it may be important that you find solicitors in Hampton to represent you before you even return. Most compensation claims will need to be filed within three years, but when a claim happens abroad it may be easier to start your claim whilst you are still there so you can do everything you need to easily.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to the friendly, helpful team about what has happened to you and what your next move should be. Not only can the helpline provide you with solicitors in Hampton, they can also provide you with advice as to what will happen next, and how the claims process may differ if you claim is in a foreign country. Once your claim gets started your solicitors in Hampton will work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve, and will also work on your behalf, so you won’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 1st April 2014
Author: David Brown