Passport theft can turn your sunny beach getaway into a potential nightmare. Not only is it expensive to replace, but it’s also an incredibly long process, I hope your boss won’t be too upset at your extended vacation. However, as bad as it is for victims, for thieves, it’s like winning the lottery. Perhaps it’s a little more common than you think. Lucky for you, I’m here to teach you how to put yourself at a much lower risk for theft, so that you can enjoy the sun soaked beaches of your future travels, without any worries.
To prevent a passport theft, you first need to understand that there are no absolutes at the moment for your complete security. But by doing the things I’m about to tell you, you will make yourself particularly less of a target.
1. Be cautious of your surrounding.
The first thing is that you need to keep your passport on the down low. So don’t be that guy who plays with his passport or reads it randomly in public. I’m pretty sure you know all of what’s in there by heart, reading your passport in public is basically asking someone to rob you.
2. Bring it only when it’s necessary.
The second thing is only bring it with you when you need to. If you know you’re not going to need your passport on any given day, hide it somewhere in the hotel room or wherever you happen to be staying. Not only does it eliminate the risk of losing it, you’ll be worry free.
3. Keep it secured with you.
Lastly, do not leave it in your luggage or in an exposed pocket although it is a good idea to have a hard or digital copy of your information. Keep your actual passport somewhere safe, hidden from others sight, however it must be in a location where you know. It’s a risky situation to forget where your passport is located. It’s best to keep it inside an item that you remember and it is best to keep it secured in a zipper or encasing. The only risk to that is if the item is enticing to criminals such as an expensive designer handbag.
That’s really all you need to know and make sure to spread the word to those who might not know these tips. Sometimes, these tips are assumed as common sense, however, there are always those who are forgetful or in a hurry. I hope that this will help any future travels you plan for either leisure or business oriented trips.