A lot of people ask me and others wonder if it is safe to travel to the USA. Here in this article, I will clear all the speculation and guide you on how to reach the United States safely. So, buckle and fasten your seatbelt. It will be a bumpy ride.
Is Traveling to The USA Safe?
Yes, traveling to the USA safely. However, you do need to follow the necessary guidelines and steps to get back home in one piece, especially when you are traveling solo.
Here, I will summarize the steps in a few words. I will make it short and simple:
Make sure to keep your important documents in a safe place:
It can be easy to forget your important documents, lose them, or get them stolen. Thus, keep them in a place where hard to reach. I would also scan them and keep them at my email address. Just in case, if you lost them.
Avoid traveling during the night:
Traveling during the night might not be a good idea, especially when you are traveling alone. I would take a cab, Lyft, or Uber. For safety, reason avoids walking or taking public transportation.
If you have no choice, but to talk around, you should only walk in the main streets and avoid walking in dark places.
Use Safe Travel USA:
Safe travel USA is a website that can show you conductions, such as the crime rate of each neighborhood, road conditions, weather conditions, and many more. By doing that you can choose to hang out and live in a good and safe neighborhood.
Live In A Hostel Instead of a Hotel:
Living in a hostel is the safest option when traveling to a place where you do not know anybody there, especially when traveling solo. It is also a good way to mangle around and make friends with some other travelers.
Tip: bring a lock with you, so you can keep your important itinerates there.
Dress Like a local and stop showing off (Do not overdress):
Although it might be good to dress nicely and look you’re very best. However, it can make you a target. In many places’ tourists can be easily targeted because they might be unfamiliar with the place and they might get the attention of pocketing. Plus, dressing simply can help you avoid carrying unnecessary clothes.
Keep emergency and important contacts with you at all times:
Those important documents can really help you at all times. You never know, you might need them. Even if you do not, at least it is good to know that they are there. The comfort of knowing that you have them can really boost your confidence and help you travel around safely.
Take a tour guide:
If you are not familiar with the city, the best place to option is to take a tour guide. It is ok to hire a tour guide just for you. However, I would recommend you join a tour group. This way you would feel safe roaming around with other travelers, and you never know you might make a friend along the way.
Traveling to the USA is definitely safe, and there is no reason to worry about not being safe. However, following those tips can truly increase the chances of you getting back home safely.