If you have made travel plans, the chances are you will be taking along some valuables with you. It is important to take good care of your valuables during international travel so that they are not lost or stolen.
How to Keep Your Valuables Safe
Pack Valuables Carefully
If possible, try to pack valuables in your carry on hang luggage so that you will always be aware of the whereabouts of your valuables. Make use of slash-proof bags or bags with combination locks just to be on the safe side. Keep your passport and other travel documents in a safe location and do not let it out of your sight. Other valuables can be packed in inconspicuous locations, such as inside shoes, boots, and socks, with toiletries or even with makeup.
Keep Valuables Locked in a Hotel Safe when Not in Use
Valuables, such as your passport, gold necklace or string of pearls can easily be lost or stolen when not in use, which is why it is worthwhile keeping them locked away in the hotel safe when not in use to guarantee their safety. It is a challenge to replace lost or stolen passports from abroad, and unless your jewellery is covered by your travel insurance, you will usually be out of pocket if they are lost or stolen.
Do Not Wear Flashy Jewellery
Wearing flashy jewellery can attract thieves who are looking for an unsuspecting tourist to rob. Even if you are of relatively modest means, displaying your jewellery in some parts of the world gives off the message that you are a lot richer than you really are. So be cautious and do not wear a lot of expensive jewellery or make it obvious that you may have money. Keep things simple and try not to draw attention to yourself by your attire or personal appearance.
If you plan to travel abroad, you should exercise caution when packing valuables. Sometimes it is best to just keep certain valuables at home, so that they are not lost or stolen while you are away from home.
Flashy jewellery can also present a problem for tourists while they are out and about, so keep your appearance simple, always be aware of your surroundings and try to blend in with the locals so that you do not attract attention.