7 Travel Security Tips

7 Travel Security Tips

Travel Security Tips

Everyone loves to travel. Here are some precautions you should take to be on the safe side.


How To Be Safe, Not Sorry On Your Next Trip

Use these travel security tips to help make your next international trip stress-free:


Be Prepared In Case Your Passport Is Lost or Stolen

If your passport is lost, you must immediately notify the embassy or the State Department and report details of the incident.

Take copies of the passport, birth certificate, and marriage certificate for each person on your trip. You will need these documents to authenticate yourself to authorities.



Your Travel Itinerary

Leave your itinerary and the numbers or copies of your passport with a friend or relative.

You also can register your travel for free with the State Department, so you may be contacted in case of a family emergency or because of a crisis in the area in which you are traveling.



Protect Your Computer and SmartPhone

Don’t take your eyes off your laptop or cell phone.

Hundreds of thousands are stolen each year, and approximately 97% are never recovered.

To protect yourself, remove any sensitive information from the laptop before you go and encrypt the data that’s on it.

Take a security cable to attach it to a piece of furniture if you leave it in your hotel room.

Better yet, you can buy tracking software that allows you to record a message (“Get your hands off me, I’ve been stolen!”) that will play when the thief turns it on.


Protect Your Mobile Devices with McAfee While Traveling

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Protect Your Money and Credit Cards

Purge your wallet or purse of extra credit cards, receipts, and any reference to your social security number.

Leave your checkbook and debit cards at home.


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Protect Your Valuables from Pickpocketers

Keep a grip on your valuables (especially in crowds).

To thwart pickpockets, use security travel purses, bags, belts, and money clips.

If you’re a man, keep your wallet under your clothes or in your tightest pocket.

If you’re using a fanny pack, secure the zipper using a safety pin or a paperclip fastened to a rubber band around the belt strap.




Cell Phone Tip

Add ICE (In Case Of Emergency) and the appropriate phone number to your cell phone address book.

That will help emergency personnel find the number to call if you can’t make the call yourself.



COVID-19 Testing Required for United States Entry

Effective January 26, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires all air passengers two years of age and over entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three (3) calendar days of departure​, or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days. Airlines must confirm the negative test result or proof of recent recovery for all passengers prior to boarding. ​Airlines must deny boarding of passengers who do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery.

See the CDC Proof of Negative Test Result page to view the order, complete the attestation, and to see FAQ’s.    



A Little Humor: That’s Funny

A man walked up to a beautiful woman at the coffee shop and said, “Where have you been all my life?”

“Well,” she replied, “For the first half of it, I wasn’t even born.”




Eco-Friendly Tip

Please don’t leave trash behind when you’re camping or hiking, at the beach or a park. If you see trash left behind by others, you can help preserve the environment by disposing of it properly (Use Protective Gloves).




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Travel Security Tips



Everyone loves to travel. Here are some precautions you should take to be on the safe side. How To Be Safe, Not Sorry On Your Next Trip Use these travel security tips to help make your next international trip stress-free: Be Prepared In Case Your Passport Is Lost or Stolen If your passport is lost,…