Like in any country or city around
the world, tourists are advised to take necessary precaution. The
Top 10 Traveling Tips are based from the U.S.
website. Some portions were rewritten for the purpose of this website.
1. Make sure you have a SIGNED, VALID PASSPORT and VISAS, if required.
Also, before you go, fill in the EMERGENCY INFORMATION page of your
2. Read PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS or TRAVEL WARNINGS (including weather)
for the countries you plan to visit.
3. Familiarize yourself with LOCAL LAWS and CUSTOMS of the countries
to which you are traveling. Remember, your country's constitution
does not follow you! While in a foreign country, you are subject
to its laws.
4. Make two (2) copies of your PASSPORT IDENTIFICATION PAGE. This
will facilitate replacement if your passport is lost or stolen.
Leave one copy at home with friends or relatives. Carry the other
with you in a separate place from your passport.
5. Leave a COPY OF YOUR ITINERARY with family or friends at home
so that you can be contacted in case of an emergency.
6. DO NOT LEAVE your luggage unattended in public areas. DO NOT
ACCEPT packages from strangers.
7. Prior to your departure, you should REGISTER with your nearest
embassy or consulate. Registration will make your presence and
whereabouts known in case it is necessary to contact you in an
8. To avoid being a target of crime, try NOT TO WEAR conspicuous
clothing and EXPENSIVE jewelry and DO NOT CARRY excessive amounts
of money or unnecessary credit cards.
9. In order to avoid violating local laws, deal only with AUTHORIZED
agents when you exchange money or purchase art or antiques.
10. If you get in trouble, contact the your nearest embassy or
Visit the U.S.
State Department website
for more travel safety tips.
Permitted and Prohibited Items. With the strict airport security, there
are items that are not allowed to be carried on the plane. Check
the US Transportation
Security Administrationfor more details.