Be prepared but don’t be paranoid. Sadly, these are skills we will have to incorporate into our daily lives, but they don’t have to be a burden. Make yourself aware of a few tips on what to do if you're unfortunate enough to be caught up in a terror attack.
Travelers involved or close to a terror incident are advised to exercise heightened security awareness and to follow the directives of local authorities. Here are a few safety first tips:
If you are injured or become ill please seek medical aid and contact your 24-hour Medical Assistance Service (numbers below).
Be aware that any functioning hospitals and clinics will be busy caring for large numbers of people who have been injured in the incident.
Before visiting a country where there is a risk of terrorism you should first obtain as much information on that country as possible.
It's important to remember that the situation you are in can be extremely stressful. Call home and your country's Consulate or Embassy to let them know where you are, if you are alright and if you need any assistance. If you have data access, check in online as well.
Keeping an item of comfort nearby such as a family photo, favorite music, or religious item can often offer comfort in such situations.
Call your travel insurance emergency assistance hotline should you need immediate attention.
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