If you plan to travel, travel right by making proper preparations and protection for yourself. There are a lot of growing cases everyday about unsafe travel with relation to security and identity theft.

What does it mean to travel right? Travelling right starts with going to the appropriate institution or agency if you plan to travel overseas. For interstate travel, there are also procedures to follow.  This article will give you 4 main tips and tricks on how to travel right.


Use the right channel:

There are a lot of travel agencies and only a few provide correct and credible services. To find out about them, please do your due diligence and make sure the agency is trustworthy. This will save you from a headache and misfortune. There are a few agencies like travelbeta who can help you plan your trips. However, depending on what you plan to do with your travel, make sure you search for the right information and carry out your due diligence.


Use Phone Security and Tracking:

We live in a digital age where almost everything happens on our phone or gadget. You can install a tracking device on your phone and create a password to help you keep your information safe. Alternatively, tell someone you are close to about your location/destination so that they know where you are. Enable location features on your phone too. This will allow emergency services to find your location if necessary. Make sure to also protect the information stored on your phone with a strong and unique password in case it is lost or stolen.


Keep records of important documents:

The importance of keeping vital documents can never be overemphasized. Make sure you store all important documents and information in the right places. You can send them to your Gmail, save them in a folder, store them on your Google Drive or hard drive, or keep them in a place where they will be safe and free from any harm or danger. While traveling, ensure that you have the right documents with you as well as photocopies of them ready to be presented when asked. Being prepared in these ways will also save you any hassle or stress.


Be Patient:

There are a lot of cases of  people who have migrated illegally because legal pathways can be complicated and time-consuming. People who migrate illegally often end up on the mediterranean sea fighting for their lives. Unfortunately, some people use people’s desperation to get abroad to their advantage and tell lies, promise heaven and earth, collect a fee and end up taking these desperate people to another place using unsafe methods. This is known as trafficking. Please do not listen to people who promise they can take you somewhere without carrying out your research to find out if they are trustworthy individuals. There is no shortcut when it comes to safe traveling. Ensure you do your research, and don’t travel out of desperation.


Safe travel should always be taken seriously. This is why organizations like ForSUD were founded – to remove any root cause of illegal migration and human trafficking, especially for women and unaccompanied minors, through work and the promotion of rights.


Please stay safe, and travel right ❤


Author: Blessing Ojo

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