Travel to High-Risk Areas

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Travel to High-Risk Areas

If you must travel in an area where there has been a history of terrorist attacks or kidnapping, make it a habit to: -Discuss with your family what they would do in the event of an emergency. Make sure your affairs are in order before leaving home. -Register with the U.S. embassy or consulate upon arrival. -Remain friendly but be cautious about discussing personal matters, your itinerary or program. -Leave no personal or business papers in your hotel room. -Watch for people following you or "loiterers" observing your comings and goings. -Keep a mental note of safehavens, such as police stations, hotels, hospitals. -Let someone else know what your travel plans are. Keep them informed if you change your plans. -Avoid predictable times and routes of travel and report any suspicious activity to local police, and the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. -Select your own taxi cabs at random. Don't take a vehicle that is not clearly identified as a taxi. Compare the face of the driver with the one posted on his or her license.

   

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