14 Security Tips for Smart Travelers

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13. Money

Traveling in a foreign country means you will need the local currency. Money exchanges at airports are probably the worst place to convert your money into local currency. Before you leave for the trip contact your bank and ask about ATM fees in foreign countries. Some banks offer no fee use for ATM cards. Tell the bank where you will be traveling to and the dates. Failure to do so could result in your transaction being denied because the bank might flag your account for fraudulent activity. Get a small amount of foreign currency from your local bank. Having enough for a day or in case of emergencies when arriving will help. Once at your destination use your ATM for withdrawals at the local bank as needed, you will usually get the best rates that way and you won’t be carrying around loads of cash with you.

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