Here are some useful tips to help you when you are travelling on your own. Because staying safe and enjoying the freedom independent travel brings is important.
Register with MFAT – safe travel web site
In the cases of emergency, MFAT can check your well-being and send you information about getting home. It also gives family peace of mind, remembering you’re travelling on your own. www.safetrave.govt.nz
Keep up regular check-ins with home
Book regular time to call or skype or text; if you miss a check in, they will know to contact you – just a precaution but friends at home will be thinking of you anyway. It’s your own safety net.
Needless to say anymore, but when travelling alone, overindulging can seriously compromise your well-being; be wary of accepting drinks from strangers – make sure you see it being poured and do not leave it unattended.
Dress to Blend in
Respect cultural dress standards; also it’s important to look as unlike a tourist as possible.
Know the emergency contact numbers
Of the country you are in. Your travel assistance emergency contact # – some insurers now have a travel APP – get it and use it
Try to use always trusted local taxis.
You do not need to research and purchase insurance for each trip.