Travelling by road:
- Avoid taking a taxi off the street and order taxis at the last possible minute through the hotel staff.
- Vary any regular routes used, avoid back streets and deprived areas.
- Arrivals and departures at locations should be at irregular times.
- Be alert to all things happening around you – particularly to following vehicles or staged traffic accidents.
- Get in and out of cars as close to building entrances as possible.
- Take note of “safe havens” on the route to the destination, such as police stations, hotels, hospitals and shopping malls.
- If involved in an accident, do not stop as the accident may have been staged. Drive to a safe location and report to the organization you are visiting and to the local police.
Travelling by Foot:
- Use a local street map and plan a route before setting out.
- Avoid walking alone, especially after dark. If unavoidable, use
- Well-lit, busy streets. Identify and avoid deprived areas.
- Avoid disputes, large gatherings and groups of people loitering in the street.
- If approached by a stranger who attempts to start a conversation, keep walking and pretend not to understand the language.
- Be alert to what is happening around you. If at all suspicious, window shops, cross the road, retraces your steps or enter a shop.
- Be aware of any common scams that happen in the cities that you are visiting and plan how to react if approached
Arriving at destination:
- Avoid using the airport porters.
- Have the stub of the airline hold luggage label available for security checks at the exit.
- Check the credentials of the person who is meeting you.
- Use only an official and not an independent taxi.
- Be wary of people posing as taxi drivers. If in doubt, seek help from the information desk.
- Be alert to what is going on around you – bogus taxi drivers, pickpockets and thieves operate at many airports.
- Do not take photographs at any time.