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  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017

  • Safety and Insurance Help You Get the Better of Criminals

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When traveling abroad, it is always a good idea to be safe rather than sorry, whether or not you have international travel insurance. Many countries that are well-known for their tourism are also well-known for high crime rates. Remember to check whether your travel insurance plan will cover you for theft of your personal belongings.

To help you stay safe, follow basic safety: Do not travel alone at night, unless your destination has a vibrant night life, or is absolutely safe. Try and let someone know where you’re going and when you’ll be back.

Remember that your cell phone is not the police. While the police department may move fast in your country, it may not be the case at your destination. Remember that poorer countries have less to spend on everything, including the police force. While a cell phone is a very useful instrument to call for help, it can deceive us into a false feeling of security at times.

Never speak about your finances in public or to strangers. While you might have just concluded a $1 million deal, it is not necessary to share that information with the stranger next to you on the bus. If, unfortunately, you do get accosted, do not try and fight the criminal. Hand over your belongings, try and notice as much about the perpetrator as you can, and walk away.

Travel tip: If you are looking to claim reimbursement from your travel insurance, file a police complaint and insist on a copy of the complaint. It is a necessity for reimbursement.

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