How to stay safe and secure while traveling, both at home and abroad

How to stay safe and secure while traveling

At Home

  • Keep your home secure while you’re away by having a friend or neighbor check in on your house regularly.
  • Make sure to lock all windows and doors, and keep your valuables out of sight.
  • Set your home’s security system before you leave.
  • Turn off all electronics and unplug them from the wall.
  • Make sure to keep your car in the garage or parking lot, and lock it up.


  • Do research about the place you’re going to and be aware of the local laws, customs, and culture.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts.
  • Keep copies of your passport, visa, and other important documents in a safe place.
  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash or wearing expensive jewelry.
  • Keep your personal belongings close to you at all times.
  • Don’t leave your luggage unattended.
  • Be aware of pickpockets and other potential scams.
  • Always have a plan for where you’re going and how you’ll get there.