Guidelines for Safe Traveling
By Vern Paserge
Guidelines for Safe Traveling
It's important to be prepared for any eventuality when you
are heading out of town. You can never tell what kind of
situation you might have to face. So, be prepared to handle
situations like disease, crime, or loss.
If you're traveling out of the country, you want to check to
see if there are immunizations that are required to enter.
You can check with the country's health department to see
if there are any recommendations. While you have to
complete some, you might also want to look into those that
are just recommended. Talk with your doctor as to where
these are given and get them well before you leave in case
there are side effects that you experience.
You will also want to talk with your health insurance
company to see what their policy is in other areas. You may
need to pay for additional coverage for foreign travel, so
be sure that you are covered no matter what happens.
When it comes to health abroad, it is best to keep away
from tap water when you're abroad like most people do. For
the same reason, if you are served with tepid meals, ask
that they heated through thoroughly. And try not to go for
the raw or semi-raw foods, or those not cooked a hundred per
cent for fear they might contain bacteria?including
guacamole and salsa dips, unless of course they are fresh,
made when you order them.
Remember to carry some anti diarrhea drugs in case you get
food poisoning. And if you do get it, drink lots of water
and other fluid to re-hydrate yourself. Don't take chances
if your symptoms persist -- do see a doctor, or visit the
local hospital for treatment.
You need to safeguard yourself against crime while
traveling. Try not to carry too much cash with you, and
avoid attracting attention by displaying your wealth. Do not
bring all of your expensive clothing and jewelry to wear.
It's better to wear travel clothes and remain low key so
that thieves don't get interested in you.
Carrying traveler's checks in place of large check amounts
is also better -- because you need to show your
identification and sign them twice to en-cash them. If
someone steals them, you just simply call the issuer of the
checks to replace them.
Additionally, to make sure you don't lose out in case
something does get stolen or lost, try your insurer first.
You might be able to get a valuables insurance cover policy
to cover you while you are abroad. It will insure your new
purchases abroad as well as protect your rented car and the
items you carried for your trip.
All it needs is a little planning to make your trip as safe
as possible. If you take the necessary precautions you will
enjoy your exotic trip as though you're traveling anywhere
in your home town.
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