Just like any adventure, travelling can throw some surprises our way and not all of those are pleasant. While travelling, we find ourselves in unknown places. So, it is essential to adhere to some safe practices to ensure you are protected against incidents while travelling. Here’s RSA’s top tips to keep yourself and your loved ones safe while travelling.
Travel insurance is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Travel insurance protects your health, wealth and your possessions while in a foreign country. Select the right insurance provider, as unlike RSA some insurers have limitations on overseas travel e.g. they may not cover hospital bills abroad, missed departures and delays, personal money or lost passport. So, it is essential to have good travel insurance as it can safeguard you and your loved ones in the event of any unforeseen incidents.
Note down emergency contacts
In the time of any emergency, you may not be able to easily obtain important numbers. So, it is imperative that you have all the emergency contacts saved and written down, in case your phone is lost or stolen! This includes local police, ambulance, embassy and family contact numbers. So at the time of need, you can call for help without wasting any time.
The less you carry, the less you risk losing. It’s always better to carry one bag containing only the essentials, especially when you are travelling on busy streets and market places. This way, you travel can be made lighter and it is easier to keep your eye on your belongings. It is also much easier to travel on buses and trains with just one bag.