Safety should be a top priority for every traveler. Travel, either domestic or international, poses risks for anyone. It is possible to become a victim of a crime, experience a medical emergency or become impacted by a natural disaster. Travelers may not be familiar with the language, culture, or security threats of a particular destination, leaving them vulnerable to potential harm.
AIG Travel recognizes that in addition to the safety, medical and security needs of all travelers, certain travelers may also have unique travel considerations. With a reputation for providing a complete range of travel insurance and global assistance services, we have products and options to help these travelers prepare for the unexpected when exploring the world.
Research your travel destination(s) to familiarize yourself with local laws and customs, security and health issues, transportation and accommodations, and getting around in order to be prepared.
Know what is happening around you, know what is and isn’t normal and if you do not feel comfortable in the area – remove yourself from the situation. Being aware and mindful of what is happening around you is especially important for travelers who are outside of their normal environments.
Be aware of social media posts, browser history and downloaded apps, as some destinations have stringent regulations on acceptable content. Strangers or social hackers connected to your social media network may obtain access to your social media accounts.