Vacationers urged to take safety measures
Manama, June 19, 2012
People travelling abroad this summer are being urged by a senior police officer in Bahrain to take all necessary precautions to make sure they have a safe holiday.
Director of the Airport Police Directorate Lieutenant Colonel Abdulaziz Al Dossary also called on travellers to make sure they secure their homes to prevent them being targeted by burglars.
Recommendations include installing burglar alarms, outdoor lighting and informing neighbours and police of their travel dates and emergency contact numbers.
He also suggested keeping photocopies of passports; registering with respective embassies in the destination country; ensuring proper visas have been acquired; using traveller's cheques or credit cards instead of cash; keeping photocopies of credit cards; always having some cash in the event of an emergency; and getting the required vaccinations; and making sure visit visas are renewed if required, among other things. – TradeArabia News Service