If you’re going to drive while abroad, please remember that driving conditions will likely differ from those you experience and expect at home. These variations could be anything from local law and customs and vehicle types, to road conditions and traffic signs. Make sure you’re aware of all these differences before you go on holiday, and certainly before you drive.
Important points to note:
Your holiday is your time to relax and enjoy, however, wherever you are in the world, there are some things that you should remember to keep yourself and your possessions safe.
Remember that alcohol and drug use not only increases any risk of accidents and injuries, but can also invalidate travel insurance claims you make.
If a stranger or someone you don’t entirely trust offers you a drink, never accept it. You should also never share or exchange your drinks with anyone.
Keep your drink with you at all times or nominate a friend/member of your travelling party to keep an eye on your drinks.
Remember, alcohol will dehydrate you. Keep track of the amount that you’re drinking.
Recreational drugs are likely to be illegal in your destination, and law enforcement for drug use and possession can be severe.
The quality of local spirits varies greatly, so where possible, try and buy well-known brands.
If you’re offered a lift from an unlicensed taxi, a stranger or someone you don’t completely trust, never accept it. Please agree the price for your destination before you set off.
If you’re getting in a taxi, make sure to share it with a friend. Always sit in the back of the vehicle, and if you speak to the driver, make sure you don’t share anything you wouldn’t want to or provide any personal details.
A holiday may present opportunities to try or take part in a number of different fun, exciting and enriching experiences. These can range from a horse drawn carriage ride through the city at night to parasailing, from quad bikes to gorge walking. Different activities carry different levels of risk with them, here are some things to remember before you buy an experience.