Today more than ever, business is taking people around the globe, into foreign cities with different time zones, languages and customs. At the same time, we’ve seen an increase in worldwide political and social unrest and severe weather events.
Thoroughly research your destination
Keep numbers programed on your phone for local police, your country’s embassy, your family, friends and your office. Give copies of your itinerary and travel documentation to your family and office staff and keep copies in several locations while you travel — including in your luggage and hotel safe — for easy access.
Have an emergency plan in place
Take the proper health precautions
Map your local transportation
Take precautions against common theft
Don’t leave your bags in a hire car, which can be a focus for thieves. Don’t let seemingly “helpful” locals watch or carry your luggage for you.
Prevent being targeted for violent crime
- Use your planning tools and/or trusted local advisors to identify and stay clear of dangerous areas.
- Don’t hang around on the street with your mobile phone or an open map. Go into a busy café or shop to plan your route.
- Avoid over-indulging in alcohol, which makes you more vulnerable.
- Don’t flash a lot of currency or credit cards.
- Steer clear of public disputes, demonstrations, or political rallies, where you might become an unintended victim of hostility.
Guard against cybercrime
Understand your employer’s insurance against travel hazards
Your employer’s travel insurance is a partner in your business trip. If that insurance is with Chubb, you’ll be able to shorten your trip prep time and rest assured with access to: useful online planning tools and global health and security intelligence, as well as 24/7 Emergency Assistance for quick response in the event of theft, accident or illness — wherever you’re traveling. And if you’re extending your foreign business trip for personal or family pleasure, your Chubb cover can respond in the same way.