Maintain personal security

Use the same common sense traveling overseas that you would at home, and always stay alert and aware of your surroundings.
Before you leave


•    Research your destination(s), including local laws, customs, and culture.
•    Monitor travel warnings and alerts
•    Leave a copy of your itinerary, contact information, credit cards, and passport with someone at home.
•    Pack as light as possible, and leave at home any item you could not replace.
While at your destination(s)
•    Carry contact information for the nearest embassy or consulate of your country.
•    Carry a photocopy of your passport and entry stamp; leave the actual passport securely in your hotel.
•    Follow all local laws and social customs.
•    Do not wear expensive clothing or jewelry.
•    Always keep hotel doors locked, and store valuables in secure areas.
•    If possible, choose hotel rooms between the 2nd and 6th floors.



From cdc.gov

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