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Safety tips for traveling abroad

With the terrorist attack in Paris Nov. 13, people traveling overseas may be feeling concerned. (Source: CNN) With the terrorist attack in Paris Nov. 13, people traveling overseas may be feeling concerned. (Source: CNN)
Being out of the country can be stressful enough, so it's important to be prepared for anything. (Source: CNN) Being out of the country can be stressful enough, so it's important to be prepared for anything. (Source: CNN)
Follow your instincts. Avoid situations that seem like they could be dangerous. (Source: CNN) Follow your instincts. Avoid situations that seem like they could be dangerous. (Source: CNN)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

With the terrorist attack in Paris on Friday, Nov. 13, people traveling overseas may be feeling concerned.

Being out of the country can be stressful enough, so it's important to be prepared for anything.

First Class Travel in Cape Girardeau has some tips to help keep you safe.

  • Follow the advice of the State Department and register international travel plans on their website. You can enroll in their Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) so they can better assist travelers in an emergency.
  • Leave your itinerary, and passport data page, with a friend or family member back home so you can be contacted in case of an emergency.
  • Know the laws of the country you are visiting and respect them.
  • Follow your instincts. Avoid situations that seem like they could be dangerous.
  • Remain alert of your surroundings at all times.
  • Avoid demonstrations, even if they seem peaceful. The event could be used to target tourists, or could get unruly quickly. If you find yourself in the middle of a demonstration - listen to the police and leave the area as fast as possible.
  • Ask tour guides or hotel staff about any possible demonstrations in the area so you can avoid them.
  • Leave your expensive jewelry, large amounts of money, and valuables at home. Also, don't leave your luggage unattended or put it on the ground - even for a second.
  • Check with your cellphone carrier to see if your phone has roaming on GSM or 3G/4G international networks.
  • Check with your medical provider to see if your insurance applies over seas. If not, you might want to consider buying travel insurance in case you get injured on your trip.

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