Safety and security
To make sure your stay is a pleasant experience, take simple and basic precautions.
Walking in public
- Plan your route before leaving your accommodation
- If you plan to explore off the beaten track, it is better to do so in a group.
- Don’t carry large amounts of cash and use credit cards wherever you can.
- Don’t wear expensive jewellery or other valuables. Don’t walk around with expensive camera equipment visible.
- Avoid dark and isolated areas at night.
- If you need to take a taxi, your hotel or nearest tourism information office can recommend a reliable service.
- If lost, as a police or traffic officer for help.
Travelling by car
- Plan your route well in advance.
- Keep car doors locked.
- Place all your valuable items in the boot of the vehicle.
- Don’t pick up strangers.
- Park in well-lit areas at night.
- If you find yourself lost, or are concerned about the safety of an area, contact the nearest police station for help.
- If you are stopped by a police or traffic officer, request to see identification cards and record their names and numbers.
You can contact the emergency services – police, fire brigade, ambulance.
Emergency numbers are: 10111 (from a landline) or 112 (from a cellphone).