As you make your way to your dream holiday destination, or return from a well-deserved vacation, it’s important to not let your guard down completely, but to stay alert at all times as you move through and from the airport.
Here are five safety tips to always keep in mind when travelling though the airport:
Do thorough research
According to AIG Ireland, a provider of car, property, travel, health and identity theft insurance products, travellers are “at [their] greatest risk of being a victim of crime in the first 24 hours of a trip abroad”.
It is therefore important to conduct as much information on your arrival destination prior to travelling. This would include logistical information such as how you will get from the hotel to your accommodation. When possible, secure your transportation from the airport prior to arrival from a reputable shuttle or cab service.
Always follow airport rules
Airport rules ensure the safety of all travellers, and it is therefore important to observe them, while also remaining highly alert, taking note of your surroundings, airport announcements and luggage.
Consider the best times to travel
Travel Channel, the world’s leading travel media brand, advises selecting the times at which you’ll be travelling with safety in mind. Speaking to Travel Channel, travel safety expert at insurance provider World Nomads, Phil Sylvester, urges holiday-makers to “avoid travelling at peak times when the check-in and security check lines will be longer. Use the TSA app to determine when the busiest times are (it’s usually Fridays from 4pm-8pm)”.