Summer Travel Tips, Tip #5

Don’t Become a Victim

Take precautions to keep yourself from becoming a victim of crime overseas.  Don’t wear expensive jewelry or carry large amounts of cash.  Make ground transportation arrangements prior to your departure through your hotel’s concierge or an official kiosk at the airport.  Carry money and personal documentation, like your plane tickets and passports, close to your person.  Purses and wallets are easy targets for criminals. Never leave your baggage unattended in public locations or accept packages from strangers.  

If you find yourself a victim of crime, contact the nearest American embassy as soon as possible for assistance.

Click here for more information on contacting the American Consulate in case of an emergency.