5 Simple Steps to Enjoy Safe Travel & Keep in Touch While Travelling

We all look forward to departing on a new adventure. However, unfortunately, sometimes the best-laid travel plans don't go as expected.

A few simple precautions can help you to enjoy safe travel and keep in touch with family and friends if things go wrong while you're away from home.

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5 simple steps to stay contactable while travelling

We all look forward to departing on a new adventure. However, unfortunately, sometimes the best-laid travel plans don’t go as expected.

A few simple precautions can help you stay safe and contactable if things go wrong while you’re away from home.

  1. Register your travel plans

When planning your trip, check for travel advisory warnings and register your travel plans, making it easier to contact you in an emergency.

  1. Your embassy is your friend

Your embassy is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide you with support when you are in a foreign country. You can contact your local embassy from anywhere in the world using this consular emergency numbers:

  • For Kiwis, call +64 4 439 8000
  1. Leave a copy of your itinerary with loved ones

Letting your friends and family know where and when you will be travelling can reduce worry and make it easier to contact you in an emergency.

  1. Organise data for your smartphone

Avoid excessive roaming charges by organising a local data package for your smartphone. This will mean you can keep in touch with family and friends using email, social media and free call applications such as Skype, Facetime and Viber.

  1. Make use of Facebook’s safety check feature

In a crisis, a geolocation feature within Facebook will pinpoint your location to a crisis area. On your next visit to Facebook, you will be prompted to “mark yourself safe”, which then displayed to your Facebook friends.

As always when you travel, be informed, be prepared and stay smart.

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Heather Gatland
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