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Are you planning an international trip? Whether you’re headed to a remote corner of the globe or a popular tourist destination, it’s important to take some basic steps to ensure your safety. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe while you’re away from home.

  1. Make copies of important documents like your passport and driver’s license, and leave them with a friend or family member
  2. Register with the U.S. Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). You can do this by following the step on this website.
  3. Purchase travel insurance that includes medical evacuation coverage. Some of the best plans are listed here.
  4. Pack lightly and keep valuables like jewelry and electronics in your carry-on bag
  1. Beware of scams when traveling in foreign countries
  2. Learn a few phrases in the local language to help you get around


Now that you understand a few key things to keep in mind when it comes to international travel safety, you can rest assured that your next trip will be enjoyable and safe. Remember to do your research ahead of time, pack smart and keep your wits about you at all times.

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