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Mongolia travel tips

General tips travel alone or independently

Travel can be an eye-opening and exciting experience. The feeling of adventure is easy to get caught up in. But while you're travelling, don't think about air health and environmental concerns. For help, you take a trip that is unforgettable for all the right reasons, follow these 7 travel safety tips in Mongolia.

1. Do your homework Before you arrive to get to know your destination in depth. Read traveller feedback and chat with locals to find out about the best areas, places to stay and criminal incidences. Check the country updates website of the State Department and register to the Smart Traveler Enrollment System (STEP).

Another significant concern about travel protection is knowing who to call in an emergency. For nearest embassy or consulate, police station, and other local emergency services, get the contact information.

2. Don't draw attention to people who seem to be out of town becoming particularly vulnerable to violence, so try to blend in as much as you can. Choose unsightly garments that won't attract publicity. If you need to ask for directions, be discreet when looking at maps and approach people carefully.

Also, consider investing in protective clothing and equipment which makes stealing money and other personal items more difficult for pickpockets.

3. Make copies of important documents You never know when a copy of your passport, driver's license or another form of identification might be required. Scan certain documents to save many hardcopies online and print them out. This way, if you need to get somewhere, you won't be scrambling to find the proper documentation.

4. Keep your friends and family posted No matter whether you're going on an overnight jaunt or a month-long international trip, letting friends or family back home know is always a good idea. Once you leave, send a copy of your itinerary to a few trusted individuals who will be able to keep tabs on your location. Check-in with your friends frequently so they know you're where you should be.

5. Be wary of public Wi-Fi Don't let your opinion cloud the ease of Internet access. Hackers trying to steal valuable information can access your details, including credit card or social security numbers, when using public Wi-Fi. If you need wireless Internet service, set up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) which allows you to securely access the Internet while travelling.

6. Safeguard your hotel room There are steps you can take to make your space secure even if your hotel has strong security measures in place. Unlock and bolt the entrance, and keep the windows closed. You may purchase a jammer which is a portable device for another layer of protection that slips under the door.

Try to give the illusion that even when you're gone, you're in your house, including putting the Do Not Disturb sign on the outside of your door and keeping the blinds or windows closed.

Don't let any strangers in your house, even if they say they're hotel-workers. You can always call the front desk to check if someone has been told to come to your room by hotel staff.

7. Be mindful of your surroundings Don't let your guard grab the perfect image for your social media platforms. At all times keep an eye on your personal belongings and use good judgment when talking to strangers. The chances it provides to meet new people and learn about their cultures are a huge part of the joy of travelling. But if someone near you is acting suspiciously, or you feel uncomfortable, immediately leave the area.

Using these tips will help you travel safely but it can still happen regardless of how many steps you take the unexpected. Remain covered by Nationwide travel insurance, and get peace of mind wherever you go.

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