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Relocations Programe >> Moving to India >> Saftey Tips
A checklist of do's and don'ts for anybody going abroad :
Before departure

Check the health, economic and political situations in the country of destination as well as in the countries where you will transit.

  Take the addresses and phone numbers of your country's Embassies and Consulates in your destination and in the countries where you will only transit.
  Note your passport and credit card numbers and keep them in a safe place.
  Inform your relatives and secretary of your travel itinerary, flight details, hotel coordinates, etc. to make sure colleagues/relatives know where you are at all times.
  Keep all your travel documents (passport, visa, airline tickets, etc.) in a safe place.
  If you carry medicines, make sure you take the related boxes and prescriptions with you.
  Do not take any publications or videotapes that may offend the locals.
During the stay

Keep a low profile: avoid wearing expensive jewelry or luxury items.

  Always have the local emergency telephone numbers with you (police, ambulance, etc.) and enough coins to call from a public phone.
  Avoid carrying large amount of currency; use travelers checks and credit cards and small denominations.
  In any case, do not keep all your payment means in the same place in your wallet or purse.
  Try not to mention your company name, function or nationality when strangers can hear you.
  Keep away from unattended packages or luggage.
  Prefer calling up a cab from an official company instead of stopping one in the street.
  Check the identity of any person knocking on your door or put the security chain on if you have to open the door.

When driving or walking, make sure nobody is following you.