Under the pressure of the various terrorist threats the Europe is facing with, travelers should take several measures to ensure safety for themselves to be able to enjoy a wonderful holiday here.
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Know how to contact the embassy
Information of embassies is usually widely publicized. You can use the websites to find the address, phone number of your country’s embassy in the destination. It is advised to store information on your phone, jot it down and bring it along to be able to use when needed.
Know how to contact the local authorities
Each country has its own phone number to assist people in emergencies. In Britain 999, France 112, Belgium 101 for police and 112 for other situations. You should learn and bear in mind this must-remember point.
However, this number can only be used when your phone is capable of operating in foreign countries. You can use international roaming service or buy a phone card in the host country. Ideally, you should ask those who have been to that destination or tourism consultancy companies for further information.
Be careful when in public places or using public transports
This is inevitable, but you should pay attention and find out where emergency exits are. This principle is applied to all public transports, crowded attractions, sporting events, restaurants or other crowded areas.
Let your family and friends know your schedule
Informing family, friends of your schedule will make them less worried if the problem occurs. Additionally, they can support the search in emergency case.
Understand the travel insurance policy
Some companies will pay you the medical expenses, but some will not. You should ask the insurance companies about specific situations, such as accidents or other inevitable unexpected events.