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Before You Leave Home Traveling by Train
  • Stop the delivery of newspapers
  • Switch off the stove, electric iron, room heaters or radiators, etc., turn off the water supply to the washing machine  
  • Stop courier (FedEx, DHL, etc.) delivery or provide a different delivery address or ask someone you trust to them pick up
  • Carry your prescription medications, if any
  • Do not accept food from strangers
  • Do not exchange personal information

    with strangers
  • Do not entrust your luggage to strangers
Social Media Traveling by Air
  • Do not advertise your vacation as status updates on social media. It makes it easier for burglars to target your home
  • Upload status and  your holiday pictures only on return
  • Take medical advice  for air travel  with a common  cold or blocked nose  or any other medical conditions
  • Keep your valuables, tickets, boarding pass, and passports with you on the person at all times
  • Do not volunteer to carry the baggage of unknown persons
Secure your Money and Credit/Debit cards Hotel
  • Keep bits of cash in different places (wallet, hand baggage, secret pockets, etc.)
  • Don't carry all credit cards/debit cards together
  • Keep your debit and credit cards separately
  • Ensure keys are kept safe
  • Do not forget to place DND when you step out
  • While checking in, get to know the emergency exits for evacuation in the hotel
Secure Your Health Lone Travelers

 

  • Carry copies of  Health Insurance Card
  • Carry medicines for common ailments
  • Take extra quantities of prescription medicines
  • Carry a family first aid box
  • Ensure you pack sunscreen, mosquito/bug repellant, etc.
  • Stay alert;  be aware of the surroundings
  • Do not be distracted  by the phone during travel or walking
  • Always appear confident
  • Avoid night journeys and stay away from isolated areas
  • Don't wear jewelry or flashy clothes that may attract attention
  • Use personal trackers and safety apps so that your dear ones  can track you
Road Travel Other Safety Measures
  • Do not forget to fill  air in  the  spare wheel
  • Top up first aid box in the car
  • Ensure car phone chargers are working
  •    Start early and reach early
  •    Avoid night travel; take a power nap when sleepy
  • Take breaks at adequate intervals ( ideally after 2 hours of driving )
  • Take selfies safely and don't put yourself in danger
  • Be aware of the surroundings and risks
  • Keep phones always charged   
  • Be cyber safe too and do not log in to  free Wifi  connections indiscriminately
  • Learn more about the places you are planning to visit. 
  • Do check on the likely safety and security risks due to bad weather, disruptions in travel or other reasons

 

 

Travel Precautions during COVID-19 Pandemic:

  • Travel may increase your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19. Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. If you do decide to travel, be sure to take these steps during your trip to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:
  • Check travel restrictions before you go.
  • Bring extra supplies, such as masks and hand sanitizer.
  • Know when to delay your travel. Do not travel if you or your travel companions are sick.
  • Wear a mask to keep your nose and mouth covered when in public settings, including on public transportation and in transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
  • Avoid close contact by staying at least 6 feet apart (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who is not from your travel group.
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
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