Security - Europe

Last Updated: 20th May 2014

<p>More <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-europe">Tour and Travel Advice</a> for Europe</p> <p>&#8220;You should be security conscious in general around Europe be aware that professional gangs operate.&#8221;</p> <p>- Stella Hritis, Tour Manager, Europe</p> <p>Regrettably, there are professional gangs of thieves operating in many areas of <a href="/contikipedia/articles/europe">Europe</a>. Your most important possessions such as passport, money and camera should be carefully guarded at all times while you travel.</p> <p>The best way to do this is to use some form of <a href="/contikipedia/articles/money-belt">money belt</a>, neck pouch or shoulder holster rather than carrying all of your money and cards in your wallet or purse.</p> <p>Always keep a copy of your passport details and important travel documents, credit card numbers, travel insurance documents and travelers cheque numbers separate to the originals. It is often useful to carry a few extra passport photos with you.</p> <p>You can also use the Contiki eKit <a href="http://contiki.ekit.com"target="_blank">(official site)</a> Travel Vault to store your details and access them over the phone or internet.</p> <p>Under no circumstances can Contiki be held responsible for the safekeeping of your money or valuables.</p>