Travel safety is an important consideration for anyone planning a trip. It’s important to prioritize safety when traveling to ensure a positive and enjoyable experience. Some necessary measures to take to ensure travel safety:

1- Travel safety before leaving home

there are a variety of things that you simply may do before even leaving home which will assist you to possess a secure and enjoyable travel experience.
  • Research your destination

    When traveling, it's important to keep in mind that the infrastructure of the places you're visiting may not be as robust as what you're used to at home. This includes things like hospitals, emergency services, and transportation systems. Research your destination beforehand to understand local customs, laws, and potential risks.

  • Register with your government's embassy

    Different countries have different laws and regulations governing transport, infrastructure, safety, etc, and perhaps lacking in comparison to laws you'll have at home. So, It is recommended to register with your government's embassy or consulate to receive alerts and updates about any safety concerns in the area.

  • share your itinerary with someone at home

    Sharing your itinerary with someone at home is a great travel safety measure that can offer peace of mind and a quick response in case of an emergency or unexpected situation. It is important to provide detailed information, such as flight details, hotel reservations, and contact information for each location you plan to visit. You should also provide your expected time of arrival and departure, as well as any transportation arrangements that you have made. It is also helpful to keep your contact person updated throughout your trip, especially if there are any changes to your plans. By sharing your itinerary, you can ensure that someone knows where you are and how to reach you, which can be vital in case of medical emergencies, natural disasters or security issues.

  • Take out appropriate insurance

    Before embarking on any trip, it is important to take out appropriate travel insurance. Travel insurance can cover unexpected events that may occur during your trip, such as cancellations, lost luggage, or medical emergencies. Without travel insurance, you could be left with huge expenditures that you may not be able to afford.

  • Copy your travel documents

    It is always recommended to carry a copy of your travel document for safety reasons. In case your original document gets lost or stolen, having a copy can help facilitate the process of obtaining a new one. A copy of your passport is the most important document to have with you while traveling, but it is also recommended to make copies of other important documents such as visas, flight tickets, hotel reservations, and travel insurance.

  • Consult your medical professional

    It is always advisable to consult with a medical professional before embarking on a trip to ensure your safety and well-being. A medical professional can assess your overall health and advise you on any pre-existing medical conditions that may impact your travels. Additionally, they can recommend vaccinations or medications that may be necessary to protect against travel-related illnesses or diseases. Certain destinations may also have unique health risks that require specific precautions. For example, some regions may have a high incidence of mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria or dengue fever, which require preventative measures such as vaccinations or the use of insect repellents. By seeking the advice of a medical professional before traveling, you can take the necessary steps to protect your health and enjoy a safe and stress-free journey.

2- Travel safety after leaving home

  • keep valuables secure

    One of the most crucial steps that you can take to stay safe while traveling is to keep your valuables secure. Whether you are exploring new destinations or commuting from one place to another, it is crucial to ensure that your valuable items such as cash, credit cards, passport, and electronic gadgets are secure at all times. Keeping your valuables secure helps you avoid potential issues such as theft, robbery, or loss. To ensure that your valuables are secure while traveling, you can invest in a small lockable bag or backpack, store your valuables in an anti-theft bag or wallet, and be vigilant of your surroundings. When going out, make a conscious effort to keep an eye on your valuable items and avoid carrying too much cash or jewelry. By taking these simple steps, you can stay safe and enjoy your trip without any worries.

  • use reputable transportation services

    Choosing a reliable mode of transportation, such as a reputable taxi company or a licensed shuttle service, can help you avoid hazards and risky situations. These services are more likely to have well-maintained vehicles, trained drivers, and clear safety standards. Additionally, using reputable transportation services can help you avoid scams and avoid potentially dangerous situations. So, when you're planning your next adventure, make sure to research transportation options and choose a reputable provider to help keep you safe.

  • Airports and flight travel

    As a helpful assistant, here are some precautions that travelers can take during airport, flight travel, and on the plane to ensure their overall safety: 1. Wear a face mask and maintain social distancing at the airport. 2. Wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitizer frequently. 3. Keep all your travel essentials such as passport, boarding pass, and other necessary documents in one place to minimize contact with different surfaces. 4. Follow the guidelines provided by the airline staff strictly when boarding the plane. 5. On the plane, try to minimize contact with other passengers and avoid touching high-contact surfaces. 6. Wear a face mask throughout the flight when it is necessary. 7. Keep yourself hydrated, but try to avoid drinking water from the tap in the bathroom. 8. If you feel unwell during the journey, immediately bring it to the attention of the airline crew.

  • Transportation (trains, buses and taxi)

    Keep your personal belongings visible or, if possible, close to hand. An effective barrier for potential thieves may be a lock placed on zippers. As you enter and exit the car, keep an eye out for any slick, uneven, or other impediments. Keep an eye on your surroundings. Pickpockets will take advantage of interruptions, so be aware of them. If you are staying at a hotel, request that they call you a cab rather than wave one down on the street.If at all possible, take a taxi from a stand. In most cases, taxi stands are exclusively accessible to licensed drivers. Leave the luggage if there is an emergency. You can run more quickly without it, and things are frequently changed. Before boarding, verify the driver's identification. If it's a real taxi, it should be clearly displayed inside the car.

  • Water transport

    Water transport is a popular way of traveling, whether it is for leisure or business purposes. However, it is important to take some safety precautions to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable journey. Firstly, always wear a life jacket, especially if you do not know how to swim. Secondly, listen to safety instructions from the crew members and follow them religiously. In case of an emergency, know where the lifeboats are stored, and the emergency exits in the vessel. Thirdly, as much as the views may be captivating, avoid dangling your hands, feet, or any other body part in the water. This can be dangerous and may cause harm to aquatic life. Lastly, avoid excessive consumption of alcohol, and do not board the vessel if the captain appears intoxicated. Drinking and driving can be dangerous, and the same applies to water vessels. Following these precautions ensures safety in water transport.

3- Travel safety on tours

  • Accommodation safety

    Accommodations are often considered secure but are often the most likely place for accidents and thefts. To ensure personal safety, follow these tips: 1- keep your bags with you until they're transferred to the lobby. 2- lock your doors when entering and out. 3- use the'spy hole' to check who's at the door. 4- know the emergency assistance number. 5- store personal items in the in-room safe. 6- take note of the emergency plan. 7- keep your room key in the same place. 8- Use non-slip mats in showers.

  • New destinations safety

    To ensure personal safety while traveling, follow these top 10 tips: 1. Blend in, especially in your dress and appearance, and avoid a noticeable tourist appearance. 2. View maps discreetly, only asking directions from uniformed officers or authority figures. 3. Stay on well-lit or well-trafficked areas and roads, as danger often lurks in darkened and less populated areas. 4. Keep your camera discreet, keeping it in your pocket when not in use. 5. Avoid withdrawing money from bank machines during daylight and in well-trafficked areas. Protect your personal PIN code by covering the keypad from prying eyes. 6. Leave excess cash, travel documents, and jewelry in the hotel safe or at home if not needed. 7. Wear your purse across your body with the opening flap against your stomach to make it harder to be tempted into. 8. Avoid walking alone, especially in the dark, and travel with friends. 9. Bring the hotel business card containing the hotel address and name with you, as a taxi will be ready to take you back to the hotel.

  • Optional activities

    Many activities are included in your EGYPTIVA tour. We thoroughly vet and regularly inspect all of the listed activities. There will, however, be some free time for you to line up on your own. When discussing optional activities with suppliers, use your common sense. Because it is our concern, safety should be your first priority. Inquire about their safety policies, history, insurance, and disaster plans. When engaging in aquatic activities, more care should be taken, and always travel with a guide.

  • Travel safety & High Altitudes

    St. Katherin tours offer high altitude experiences, which can lead to symptoms of acute mountain sickness (AMS), also known as hypoxia. In severe cases, AMS can lead to High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) or High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE), which can be fatal. It is crucial for travelers to be aware of these signs and symptoms. ECYPTIVA recommends seeking medical advice from a doctor when traveling at high altitudes, especially for those with pre-existing medical conditions. Common symptoms include headaches, fatigue, nausea, stomach issues, dizziness, sleep disturbances, and shortness of breath.

4- Travel Safety in high altitude

  • Give yourself at least at some point to rest and acclimatize. Avoid any strenuous physical activity.

  • Have some altitude medication as instructed by your physician.

  • Use anti-inflammatory to treat mild symptoms.

  • Drink a lot of water. Drink a bit, often.

  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine.

  • Stick to a plain diet – soup, bread, and light meals.

High altitude recommendations

If you are feeling unwell at a high altitude, it’s due to hypoxia until proven otherwise If you’ve got symptoms of AMS, don’t proceed to higher altitudes. If your symptoms worsen, you would like to get to a lower altitude as soon as possible.