Travel inherently entails an elevated level of risk, and ensuring secure travel hinges on two crucial considerations: where you’re headed and what you’re leaving behind. Whenever we deviate from our daily routines, we expose ourselves to new and unique threats.
Ask Yourself These 10 Questions:
Have I reviewed the Government of Canada’s country risk profile for my destination?
What specific areas do I plan to visit, and are there any potential concerns there?
Do I understand the risks associated with my travel, including local scams, transportation safety, and protest schedules?
Have I connected with my local embassy for registration and referrals to trusted vendors?
How well do I know my rights when crossing the border, and am I prepared for possible checks and inquiries?
What is my company’s policy if I’m traveling with work equipment?
Do I have a plan in case I’m subjected to a search at the border, and am I aware of the grounds for such searches?
Is my home secured and appears lived-in during my absence, with arrangements for mail, snow removal, and concealed garbage bins?
Have I refrained from indicating my absence on social media and considered a discreet pick-up when leaving for the airport?
Am I taking only what I need, keeping my devices up-to-date, and using caution with sensitive information during my trip?
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