Travel Security and Safety Guide

Welcome to the Travel Security and Safety Guide on Traveling can be a bit scary sometimes, but that’s part of the excitement, it should never be one of the reasons why you don’t travel. We’ve a guide of our travel security and safety articles to help educate travelers on safety so you can be more at ease when you’re on the road (or plane, boat, train, hot-air balloon, whatever!). The articles and tips in this guide have been broken into specific categories to help you find what you’re looking for. (Make sure to check out all our travel security and safety articles.)

This guide and our list of tips will continue to grow so please make sure to check back with us. Safe Travels!

A travel security & safety guide for your travels:

General Travel Security and Safety Tips

16 online safety tips when traveling

Hotel Security

Road Trips

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Travel Safety on Cruises

International Travel

  • Tourist Beware: Europe’s Latest Travel Scams
  • Staying Safe In Playa Del Carmen
  • Current Travel Advisories and Warnings: Know before you go! Travel Warnings are issued when long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable lead the State Department to recommend that Americans avoid or consider the risk of travel to that country. A Travel Warning is also issued when the U.S. Government’s ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate.
  • Current Travel Alerts: Travel Alerts are issued to disseminate information about short-term conditions, either transnational or within a particular country, that pose significant risks to the security of U.S. citizens. Natural disasters, terrorist attacks, coups, anniversaries of terrorist events, election-related demonstrations or violence, and high-profile events such as international conferences or regional sports events are examples of conditions that might generate a Travel Alert. (Here is another resource for travel alerts.)