One thing you would hate to have lost or stolen while travelling abroad is your passport.
If you don’t have it, you will most likely be denied boarding a cruise ship, airplane, or any other transportation that would take you out of that country.
Always keep a copy of your passport. While it won’t work for a substitute, it will help speed up the replacement at the embassy.
Here are some tips when travelling abroad and keeping your passport safe:
- Keep your passport on your person at all times. A cross-body bag is a good choice to keep it on your person. An extra measure of safety is to use a safety pin to hold the compartment the passport is in closed. Even using one on all the compartments will not give away which compartment it is in.
- Never take that bag off your person while ashore, even when eating at a cafe or other restaurant. Pickpockets live for travelers putting their bags down for “just a second.”
- Keep copies of your passport in your luggage, with a contact back at home, and in your email account, so they can be accessed easily anywhere, at any time, to speed up the replacement process overseas.