Indian women are more nervous now. They have family in the Gulf, but is it safe to visit them? Aren`t American and British Airways more likely to be targeted by terrorists? A few safety tips that will help you be prepared when things go wrong.
If you are planning to travel abroad, stay in touch with your government`s policy towards the country you are visiting. If relationships between the two countries are not hunky dory, maybe you need to be more than just a little careful. Find out where your national embassy is in that country. Find out before you leave if they will help you out in a crisis. Get the name and address of the person you should contact.
Travel insurance would be a good idea at times like this. Medical insurance, especially, would be a good support system.
Carry the details of all relatives and friends in the country you are going to visit. At any point of time, you should be able to call someone up, if needed.
Always carry some identification on your person. You`ll need the details of some person who can be contacted in times of emergency.
Maintain a low profile in times of trouble. It`s easier to avoid being a target this way. Don`t endeavour to make your presence noticeable unless help is at hand.
Remain aware of what is happening around you. Very often, we are lost in our thoughts and dreams while travelling. It`s safer to stay connected with the present.