Keep safe and secure on tour
Before you travel it is important to make yourself aware of any potential safety or security risks. Please read our latest news updates and be sure to check with the relevant embassies listed on this page before you depart to ensure you are fully informed At China Adventure Tours your safety is our paramount concern. If you have any particular safety concerns about your tour or independent travel option, please refer to our FAQs, or contact us. All safety updates regarding specific tours and specific destinations will be published in our latest news.
Travel Safety Advice Websites
American Citizens – www.travel.state.gov
Australian Citizens - www.smarttraveller.gov.au
Brazilian Citizens - www.itamaraty.gov.br/
British Citizens - www.fco.gov.uk/travel
Canadian Citizens - www.voyage.gc.ca/countries_pays/menu-eng.asp
French Citizens- www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs_909
German Citizens - www.auswaertiges-amt.de/DE/Laenderinformationen/01-Reisewarnungen-Liste.html
Italian Citizens - www.viaggiaresicuri.it
Japanese Citizens – www.anzen.mofa.go.jp
New Zealand Citizens - www.safetravel.govt.nz
Spanish Citizens - www.maec.es/es/Home/Paginas/Portada.aspx
Swiss Citizens - www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home.html
WHO – International Travel and Health - www.who.int/ith/en
Detailed information about what you can do to keep you and your travelling companions safe on tour
is included in our individual trip dossiers.
General Safety Advice
- Do your research about your destination - get a guide book, go online, read our trip dossiers
and pre departure information. Your country's foreign affairs ministry should also have a website
dedicated to keeping travellers safe overseas - this can be a very good source of information, tips
- Sign up for email or SMS travel alerts for destinations you'll be travelling to.
- Make sure you budget enough for fun or shopping and a buffer for emergencies. Keep in mind you
may need a contingency fund for things not covered by your travel insurance.
- Make copies of all your travel documents (passport, vouchers, itinerary, insurance) and leave
it at home with someone you trust in case of emergency. Scan the documents and keep electronic copies
in a web based email account like Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail etc.
- Take care of your health needs in advance of travel - consider prescriptions, vaccinations, dental
care, medical certificates, mosquito spray, glasses/contact lenses and any other ongoing issues you may
need to deal with as you travel.
- Pay close attention to your personal security and monitor the media for information about any
possible new safety or security risks. Your tour leader will always be there to provide advice about your
- Carry a copy of your passport with you wherever you go and keep your passport in a safe place,
such as a room safe or hotel safe at reception.
- Remember to be very careful with your personal belongings (ie: passport, tickets, excess money,
iPods etc), and only take them out with you if it is necessary - otherwise you can leave them in locked
in your luggage, room safe or the hotel safety deposit box.
- If you are venturing out alone, let someone at your hotel know where you'll be going and when you
can be expected to return.