A fun getaway can quickly turn into a disaster if you don’t have the necessary safety plans in place. There are a number of things that can happen while you’re abroad, like a sudden medical emergency or even a burglary inside your home. To ensure you have a safe and fun Christmas getaway this year, follow these six tips when preparing for your next vacation.
Notify Your Neighbours
Let a trusted neighbour know about your vacation plans in advance. That way they can keep an eye out for any suspicious activity and also collect your mail. Nothing attracts burglars more than having newspapers piled up outside your front door around Christmas time.
Pack an Emergency Kit
Nothing ruins a Christmas getaway like forgetting your medications. So before you leave, pack a first-aid kit that includes everyone’s medication, along with some standard safety items that you might need when travelling — antihistamines, pain relievers, motion sickness pills, antibiotic ointments, Band-Aids, gauze, sunscreen, and after-sun treatments.
Pass Along Travel Details
Entrust a close friend or relative with all your travel itinerary details, so in case something happens, they can alert authorities on your behalf. You should also share all the relevant hotel information with your family. That way, if someone gets lost, they have the phone number on hand to reach you.
Notify Your Bank
To avoid having your funds frozen unexpectedly, make sure to call your bank and let them know that you’re going to be away on vacation. Being stuck in a foreign country with no money is never an enjoyable experience.
Use the Safe and Locks
Always keep your hotel room doors bolted, whether you’re heading out or staying in. And don’t forget to lock up your valuables in the safe to prevent misplacing or having any of your important documents stolen.
Purchase Travel Insurance
It’s also important to get coverage for your entire family when away. This can ensure you’re prepared for every possible situation — flight delays, lost baggage, injury, and illness.
If you or a family member experience a severe or minor accident during your Christmas getaway, contact us at Zuber Brioux. You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries, especially if someone else is at fault. Contact us today to learn more!