October 15, 2021

How to be safe when travelling to a foreign country

*This is a collaborative post*

The safety of the world is always in question. People are constantly reading about bombings, shootings, and kidnappings. It can be challenging to travel to foreign countries when you don’t know what to expect. 

Luckily, there are ways to be safe when traveling. Below are some tips on how to stay safe while you’re traveling abroad so that unforeseen events don’t ruin your trip.

Passport on the floor next to a mini toy airplane and hat.

Have a Lawyer in Case of a Car Accident 

If you are in a car accident and the other driver is at fault, then the chances are that they won’t be able to cover your expenses. It will also take time before the matter gets resolved since there may not always be an immediate resolution due to language barriers or cultural differences. 

If you do have diligent car accident attorneys you can reach out to, you can rest assured that they will assist in communicating with the other party and their insurer. This is especially important if there has been a physical injury, as it would otherwise be tough for you to explain your injuries clearly under such circumstances.

Get Travel Insurance 

Get travel insurance immediately after you’ve booked your trip. This will ensure that if anything happens while traveling, you’re covered. You should also keep copies of your travel documents in a safe place at home, so you’ll always know where to find them when needed. 

Keep these documents separate from the originals to avoid losing them together with everything else in an emergency. Your travel insurance should include a 24-hour emergency services number so you can contact your insurer if something goes wrong while traveling.

If they’re closed, look for the nearest hospital or clinic that will be able to help you in an emergency. Make sure it’s somewhere familiar to you and have their phone number written down just in case you need it.

Let Your Family Know of Your Whereabouts 

When travelling in a foreign country, it is essential to let your family know of your whereabouts. If something happens while abroad, this will give them peace of mind knowing that they have at least heard from you. It also helps when contacting the local authorities if someone knows where you are and who might be looking for you.

Research on Safe Cities for Travel

When choosing a city, find one well-known for being safe and has adequate infrastructure to support the digital nomad lifestyle. This will be important when looking for places to live or work abroad

Other smaller factors can also play into how safe a location is, such as the political situation, how tolerant the culture is towards foreigners, and if it’s easy to get cash when traveling abroad.

Avoid Walking Alone at Night 

If you’re planning to walk alone at night, make sure that your mobile phone is charged and your notepad or recorder is nearby. If something happens, note any details about the attackers before calling for help – it might be vital in finding them later on.  It is also worth a note that you can also carry a personal safety device to increase your safety.

The above are some of the best ways to ensure you are safe in a foreign country. Consider implementing all of them because your safety comes first.

Thanks for reading xxx

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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my love for travel, in particular Disney and offer my readers a chance to gain some knowledge around what we love to do as a family of 5.

I share our family adventures which include days out, travel advice and tips, holiday reviews, restaurant visits and of course, our love for Disney, including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World.

Life is about creating memories, and here we are sharing them with you




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