The issues of keeping money and documents while traveling

Безопасность прежде всего

The surest way to keep your money, valuables and documents in General will not go, and even better not to leave the house. But if you are going to go somewhere, then one should be concerned about their safety. And the best assistant here – you and your organization.

Most experienced travelers already know that keeping money and documents while traveling it is better to follow the rule – don't keep all your eggs in one basket. In fact very few are pleasant to be during a long journey or even a short holiday without money. Even if you are in the safest place on the planet where you don't have to worry about what you will be robbed, there is a chance of becoming a victim of circumstances, an accident or just losing money drunk. Therefore, first and foremost, our recommendation is: try to take a vacation a few sources of money (cash, traveller's cheques, credit cards) and never store all your sources of money together.

Below we have collected a variety of tricks experienced travelers that do not guarantee a hundred percent safety of your funds, but will allow you to minimize the risk of being in unpleasant situations, and sometimes even to deceive the attacker.

  • It is generally recommended money, documents and valuables stored in the safe Deposit box at the front Desk (the reception) of the hotel or put them in a safe in the room if it's available (usually this service is free). This is indeed correct and is far safer than keeping money in your room or to carry. But this still does not guarantee 100% safety of your property. Unfortunately, there are missing from the safes, and not even in the cheapest hotels. Although most hotels are very concerned about their reputation, you can't protect yourself from dishonest staff, which is usually the culprit of the disappearances.

    In hotels that value their reputation, you can ask staff for a receipt with a detailed list and value of deposited items (two copies: one for you, one is left at the reception), and in this case, the hotel is responsible for the safety of your belongings. Don't lose the receipt, or accidentally give it to the staff.

    But what if such a service the hotel doesn't offer, and you should take my things at your own risk. There are several tricks that you can use:

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    • Do not put passport and money in one envelope. Documents it is better to put in the safe box without an envelope and covers. Your passport, Bank card, traveller's cheques and tickets represent a smaller value and you don't like, if they lie by themselves. They represent little value to the attackers, who primarily hunt for cash and valuables. If you put money and documents in one envelope, it is unlikely that the thief would be careful to extract from the envelope your money, and take away the entire envelope.
    • Sometimes safe Deposit boxes have their own small padlock. If so, then you can instead hang a small padlock, and an old castle just to put inside the safe. So you can be sure that the key from the box will be only you.
    • You can use the same trick and attempt to deceive a potential attacker. Buy souvenir notes (such notes are sold by us in the departments of stationery or toys) and put them in the safe. Important all the values in the box of the safe to be positioned so that the attacker first drew attention to them and not rummaging further. For example, you can put them in a transparent envelope or a file, simply drag the rubber band and put without an envelope, or put in wallet. The state of inexperienced criminals during theft is such that they will act in a hurry, can not distinguish fake bills and grab the first thing that will catch the eye. Keep in mind that some countries prohibit the import of souvenir money. You can learn about customs regulations of the country concerned.
  • Do not rely only on your card. Your plastic card may not work in some countries or banks, even if you have stated in your Bank that it will work everywhere.
  • If you have a large amount, you can rent a safe Deposit box at the Bank, and to keep their savings there. Even more convenient way is to open a Bank account and have a credit card. The latter method is very convenient, but are not available in all countries.
  • Take a walk as much money as you plan to spend, not more.
  • When you go for a walk, bring as much money as you plan to spend, not more.
  • Carry a pack of "fake" (gift) of the notes. If you will steal, give fake bills. The offender would not understand if they're real or not, grab a pack and run. Keep in mind that some countries like the UAE ban the import of a gift of notes, so with a stack of "fake" money on customs, you can run into trouble.
  • If travelling alone, divide the money and valuables into several pieces and keep a small portion of each.
  • In no event and under no circumstances, not hand over money and documents in Luggage. Your Luggage can be "carefully" inspected, or just accidently lost.
  • Carry photocopies of passports just in case (passport in the safe).
  • Will post a scan of a passport and a Russian passport in their email, so that if necessary they can be printed. Copies you will need, if you have to restore the documents.
  • Try to have as little cash, but still enough to stretch to the end of the holiday. One of the ways to minimize the amount of necessary cash to book and buy in advance. In the Internet age is possible without leaving your computer to plan your entire trip: book and buy tickets, tickets for buses, trains, order and pay for a taxi or Shuttle, pay for hotel accommodation and so on. If you are traveling as tourists, you do not have any problems: all for you book and pay the tour operator. You can then go on the road, taking with him several hundreds of dollars on Souvenirs and entertainment.

And now one more problem - blocking of plastic cards.

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Of course, to travel without cash and use the plastic card safer - that's for sure. But unfortunately taking with him only a plastic card you can stay during your vacation without money, and nobody will neither Rob nor cheat. Well, maybe, just a little bit. And do it your Bank.

And it can happen due to the fact that the Bank is entitled to block your card at any time for reasons of your own "security". Banks often block cards when any suspicious transaction, which may be unexpected, the operation with your card in another part of the world. A high-risk country usually include the countries of Asia, Turkey, Egypt and Ukraine.

Unfortunately, such cases with the Russian tourists are not uncommon. The authors of the site themselves become a victim of "lock" when you use a VISA card issued by one provincial Bank, when I tried to use it in the capital of Vietnam - Hanoi.

So again we say - don't keep all your eggs in one basket. Try to take with you on vacation several sources of money (cash, traveller's cheques, credit cards) and never store all your sources of money together.

Well, in order to minimize the risk of unwarranted blocking of a plastic card, should adhere to the following rules:

  • Do not use in suspicious places, small restaurants, cafes, shops plastic card, and pay in cash.
  • Not to withdraw cash from an ATM, standing in the streets, small shops. Try to use ATMs in banks, financial institutions and large shopping centers.
  • To record and carry the phone numbers of the Bank, your voice password which you will be able to solve the questions unlock the card. Keep in mind that most of the banks to unlock require personal presence, so it is unlikely you will be able to solve the issue with unlocking the phone from another country. Will clarify this question in the Bank in advance.
  • Sign up for text message balance. Then you will be able to check how much money is took off your card when paying for purchases, hotels etc.
  • Find out in advance in the Bank, can I use the card in the country to which you travel. The fact that your card is international, does not mean that it will automatically work everywhere. Perhaps this service must be activated in the Bank additionally.

🕒 September 26, 2018

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
pionerr 13 March, 2018
Thanks for the advice. And he would have gone down in history. Tourists)) ...
kamneedoff 21 April, 2018
If going to the beach not one, not see a problem. If one, in the package (if you swim)...)) If just to sunbathe, then the problem of preservation, too, disappears... ...
admin 10 June, 2018
Yeah, also almost in Russian, hard to understand: - CARRY10KG 22LB 55L X 40W X 25H: On UPTO50LB 23KG AND62LI 158LCM: Included ...
30 June, 2018
Here I fully agree with you, in a foreign country with this app feel like something more confident. And numbers better still just in a notebook to record just in case. If suddenly stolen phone or charging sits. ...
Mollys bugs 1 July, 2018
From my experience, many independent travel this is what I want to say. As correctly said above - the first trip should take ALWAYS! No matter what you never hurt and the condition now like the Buffalo. Believe me, in travelling, especially long distance, your body is very vulnerable. And the immune status greatly reduce the change of climate, water, food. In my first aid kit No. 1 are funds from poisoning. With it, they do not have can be picked up in a hot Asian. For example, my husband "covered" pure glacial water in Greenland. So the organism has become accustomed to our normal water with impurities that clean water is not perceived. And my pancreas rejected on the Galapagos Islands because of the heat and greasy food. And better to have a proven medication that you know exactly what work. Because, for example, to go to the hospital, even for insurance, I would not recommend the countries of South America. There is not very clean and you can pick up a lot more. Me on the same Galapagos knocked the big dog and I sprained my leg, so I had to go to the hospital to rule out a fracture. And while I sat and waited in the er for a medical examination, beside me on the couch lay a man, who was vomiting. He was given a bowl, but no one even cared about basic hygiene, he was lying on filthy sheets, which I then offered to "lay down" for inspection... Well it was horrible and I thought that only not to get him an intestinal infection, which in hot climates breed at the speed of light. Be sure to carry around alcohol hand sanitizer and wipe everything you touch with your hands. And eliminate ...
nausla October 1, 2018
Do you have statistics? At least for a few years. ...
admin 2 October, 2018
Dear bimka. I still don't understand why you procreate with a lot of weird issues, including the off topic forum? You just ask a question, and it is your communication in your theme completely stops. I do not advocate to produce the forum with useless topics, so let's do this: you do not create more new threads for their questions about tourism, do not create new topics, and write only in one, for example even in this. Otherwise it looks like spam of some kind. ...
nausla 2 October, 2018
Melaxen is a sleeping pill, as I understand it. ...
garok333 4 October, 2018
I agree that is dangerous ...
admin October 5, 2018
The credit debt may be grounds for a ban, but in that case, if the amount of debt you have more than 30 000 rubles (this is considered interest and penalties, by the way). Though of course not forget that the Bank must first initiate a return in court, and then appeal the decision to the bailiffs, and they're covering the exit. ...

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