Travel safety on holiday

Is my destination safe?

Please see the Foreign & Commonwealth Office's 'Travel Aware' website for up to date advice.

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Keeping yourself and your possessions safe

Remember you are as much at a risk of being a victim of crime as you are at home. Always be on your guard and use your common sense at all times.

Avoid being a victim of crime

Lost or stolen bags

Travel money and credit cards

  • Ensure you have enough money for your trip. It is a good idea to take back up funds in travellers cheques, sterling or US dollars.
  • Make a note of your credit card details, plus the issuer's contact phone numbers
  • Check your credit cards aren't about to expire
  • Ensure your credit cards will be accepted in the countries you are travelling to
  • Make a note of your travellers cheques' numbers, and leave a copy with a relative or friend
  • To avoid fraud or cloning, never let your credit card leave your sight. The waiter or shop assistant should always process any transaction in front of you
  • Immediately inform your bank or credit card issuers if your travellers cheques or credit cards are lost or stolen
  • Check the British Bankers' Association website for more tips on taking money abroad.

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