Accommodation

  • If possible, do not stay on the ground or first floor of your hotel or apartment block, as there is an increased risk from burglars. Ground floor rooms with door or window pool or beach access are considered particularly high risk.
  • Ensure all doors and windows are locked when you leave the apartment.
  • Before answering the door of your hotel room, call reception to confirm the identity of the caller and reason for their visit.
  • Do not open any packages or envelopes sent to your room unless you know the sender and are expecting the package.
  • Leave the television or radio on when leaving your accommodation.
  • Always take your room key with you rather than leave it at the front desk/reception.
  • Use caution when using public rest rooms (toilets) in hotels. These facilities are sometimes used by criminals to rob unsuspecting guests or for drug dealing.
  • Some hotels will retain passports for review by police or other government officials. To reduce the likelihood of your passport falling into the wrong hands, try to obtain its return as soon as possible.
  • Hotel employees can be an invaluable source of information. Ask them for recommendations on safe restaurants, exercise facilities and taxi operators.
  • Avoid displaying hotel room keys in restaurants, at swimming pools and in other public places where they could be viewed or stolen.

 

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