As part of our Return to Travel series, this week we are sharing an extensive collection of mitigation measures to apply in a variety of travel situations. As travel increases, travel disruptions such as civil unrest, crime, terrorism, and natural disasters are returning to the forefront of concerns being reported and tracked. Remaining informed and situationally aware cannot be stressed enough, and whether you are heading across town, cross-country, or out of the country, we encourage you to equip yourself with updated information as a first step for any travel.
Today’s Focus - Mitigating Measures to Apply for Increased Crime & Potential Terrorist Attacks:
Mitigating Measures to Apply for Increased Crime:
Remain vigilant to quickly changing security situations
Avoid traveling after dark and alone
Avoid known high risk areas such as bars/nightclubs and downtown areas
Limit additional overland travel
Dial the local emergency number in the event of an emergency
Reach out to contacts on the ground prior to travel (if possible) to understand the local security situation
Dress in a way as to attract as little attention as possible, avoid overt displays of relative wealth (expensive jewelry, expensive clothing etc)
Mitigating Measures to Apply for Potential Terrorist Attacks:
Avoid large crowds and gatherings, which may serve as higher value targets for terrorists
Remain vigilant especially around large crowds and where foreigners gather such as trains, metros, festivals, and shopping centers
Identify the location of the emergency exits in every building you enter
Report suspicious situations to local law enforcement, such as an unattended suitcase or someone with a conspicuous level of interest in the security of a building
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DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless
Disclaimer: LSDS™ gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS™ (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.