Before You Go Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs in the areas you plan to travel. You are expected to obey their laws, which may include dress standards, photography restrictions, telecommunication restrictions, curfews, etc. Obtain specific pre-travel country risk assessments for the country(s) you plan to visit from your security officer, the State Department, and/or the FBI. There may be specific issues you should be aware of and prepare for that will ensure your safety and peace of mind. Below are some points to remember before you go abroad:
- Stay especially alert and watch your bags and laptop computer carefully at all times.
- Don’t let anyone but uniformed airline personnel handle your bags.
- Watch out for staged mishaps, like someone bumping into you or spilling a drink. Often it’s a ploy to divert your attention.
- Carry your purse close to your body, or your wallet in an inside front…
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