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Safe Traveling

Traveling both in the US and internationally presents some increased safety issues for vacationers to be aware of. The main cause for concern is that travelers aren't familiar with the city or town they're visiting and don't know which unsafe areas to avoid. Travelers can also fall prey to those looking to steal money and personal items. When you look like a traveler it's assumed you may have more cash on you than others and thieves are more likely to pinpoint a tourist than a local.

Appearance
When traveling, keep your appearance on the down-low. Avoid the camera around the neck, big, shiny jewelry, a map in hand and an overall a-typical travelers appearance. Avoid wearing flashy clothes that will have people looking your way. Don't keep large wads of money in your pocket that you pull out at each stop. This can quickly draw the attention of a would be thief. Cameras are much smaller today and can easily be kept in a pocket or purse. Maps can also be maintained on a smart phone or stored in a pocket. Many people use money belts to store cash in while moving about an unfamiliar city.

Medical Needs
Should the inevitable occur it's important to think about your medical safety. Medical standards vary greatly from those in the US and can mean life or death for many. Be sure and confirm that your existing medical insurance will properly cover your needs in a foreign country or purchase additional insurance for the trip. Many country's hospitals refuse to treat a patient if, even if they are seriously sick or injured, if they don't have proper medical insurance.

Emergency Evacuation
Depending on where you're traveling and your health history you might consider getting emergency evacuation insurance. This insurance covers the cost of retrieving you from one country to send you to the next closest country, with modern medical equipment and training, should you be seriously injured or sick.

Money
Many travelers find that credit cards are a safe way to pay for many expenses while traveling. However, keep in mind that most but not all credit cards can be used out of the country. Call ahead to make sure you can use your credit card, wherever your travels take you, without being declined. Having some local currency is also smart should you want to take a taxi or buy something from a street vendor - just be sure not to flash a large stash of money while exploring a new city. Travelers checks have lost some of their glitz and glamour but are still a viable method for transporting cash overseas. Be sure and calculate your anticipated expenses, prior to leaving, and add 20% - 25% for safe measure.

Research
Familiarize yourself with any local customs to avoid a potential nightmare. Many websites exist that allow you to quickly identify what you should and should not say or do in a specific country and what areas to avoid.

The UK government refuses to issue gender-neutral passports. This activist is challenging that

A landmark case in the United Kingdom will determine the future of gender-neutral passports in the country. The U.K. government is being taken to court after the Home Office refused to issue passports ...

Published:  Wed, 04 Dec 2019 04:54:00 GMT



Why the super-rich buy Maltese passports

There is growing scrutiny of its so-called "golden passports" scheme, which has been described by an EU Parliament delegation as risking "importing criminals and money laundering into the whole EU".

Published:  Tue, 03 Dec 2019 16:47:14 GMT



UK government taken to court over refusal to issue gender neutral passports

The UK could become the next country to issue gender neutral passports if an activist trying to force the government to overturn its policy wins a court appeal on Tuesday.

Published:  Tue, 03 Dec 2019 03:16:00 GMT



Lack of gender-neutral passports is discriminatory, Christie Elan-Cane claims

The Home Office's policy of not allowing gender-neutral or "X" passports is unlawful and breaches human rights, an activist told senior judges yesterday. Lawyers for Christie Elan-Cane urged the Court ...

Published:  Tue, 03 Dec 2019 15:01:00 GMT



How The EU Is Cracking Down On Golden Passports And Targeting Money Laundering

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Published:  Tue, 03 Dec 2019 07:14:00 GMT



Home Office taken to court of appeal over refusal of gender-neutral passports

An activist has gone to the court of appeal to force the Home Office to provide gender-neutral, or "X" , passports to UK citizens as an alternative to opting for male or female identities. Tuesday's ...

Published:  Mon, 02 Dec 2019 23:38:33 GMT



The Case For Gender-Neutral UK Passports Is Being Heard In the Court Of Appeal Today

Campaigner Christie Elan-Cane will have the case they brought forward for gender-neutral passports herd in the Court of Appeal today (Dec. 3). Elan-Cane has been campaigning for over 25 years and ...

Published:  Tue, 03 Dec 2019 16:04:00 GMT



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In the aftermath of Smurf's heist, the Codys have to protect their reputation. Deran realizes there is only one way to keep Adrian safe.Craig struggles to adapt to a new pace of life as Pope and J's ...

Published:  Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:02:00 GMT



No need to scan passports in trial at Changi's T4

Some returning Singaporeans at Changi Airport Terminal 4 no longer need to produce their passports to clear immigration in a six-month trial that uses iris and facial recognition for identity ...

Published:  Wed, 04 Dec 2019 13:05:00 GMT



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