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General travel safety

Guidance and links on general travel safety

General Advice

  • Where possible book all tickets in advance from this country.
  • Always be aware of those around you and be on the look out for suspicious behaviour.
  • It is advisable to be careful of any individual who is asking you a lot of questions, particularly if they are of a personal nature, and be careful of how much information you disclose.
  • If you find yourself in a situation where you are uncomfortable, in terms of personal safety, take immediate steps to remove yourself from the situation.

On Arrival

  • If you are being met at an airport or bus / railway station find out before your arrival the name of the person that will be meeting you.
  • Where possible have a photograph of the person who will be meeting you emailed to you before you leave this country.
  • If the above is not possible, ask the person picking you up where they are taking you, instead of telling them where you want to go. This is a good way to check that you have the correct pick up.
  • If you're travelling to a high risk area, consider arranging a password to confirm who is picking you up.

Women Travellers

The FCDO publish personal safety guidance for women travellers.


The FCDO publish personal safety guidance for LGBT+ travellers.

FCDO - LGBT+ Travellers

Further links - general travel advice - foreign travel checklist - foreign travel for disabled people