Traveling overseas is an exciting time for any itchy footed Australian wanting to experience the world. However, leaving the safety and security of your comfort zone can also be a challenge and it becomes even more essential to keep yourself safe no matter what. There are steps you can take such as signing up for travel insurance and doing a little research before you head out the door that will help keep you well protected when on the move. Traveling should be embraced, explored but also encourage you to keep your wits and your head firmly screwed on. Take a look at these tips for Australians on travel insurance and how to stay safe when traveling overseas.
Prevention is the Key
Prevention is always better than the cure, so the saying goes and this can be applied to traveling abroad and staying safe. For a start you need to make sure you have signed up for travel insurance. Travel insurance will be your knight in shining armor should the unexpected happen and you end up with cancelled flights, lost luggage or your credit card lifted from your wallet.
A Little Sense Goes a Long Way
When it comes to traveling overseas a little sense goes a long way. For starters you need to careful about traveling with all your money in your pocket or with your Nikon camera slung around your neck. You need to avoid going into dodgy places at night alone and climbing into unmarked cabs. Traveling doesn’t mean that everyone is out to get you but it does mean that you are a little more vulnerable. Simply keeping your wits and using your common sense will help to make you an unlikely target.
Keep Documents Handy
It always helps to keep your documents handy and in some countries it is law to carry your passport at all times. Make sure you also carry your travel insurance with you and the number of the Australian embassy or consulate should you need to get emergency advice.
Split Money Up
It also helps to split your money up so you are not carrying everything all at once. You can leave some money in the safe at your hotel room or even choose travelers checks which you can cash in as you need to. Always bring an emergency credit card to give you extra peace of mind.