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Safety and Security (Central Asia)

All travelers should maintain a high level of personal security. Although Central Asia is considered safe for travelers, please keep in mind that cash or wallets in pockets, obvious jewellery, swinging handbags etc. may attract unwanted attention. Keep your belongings with you at all times and beware of pickpockets in major cities and tourist areas.

Do not leave any valuables unattended in your hotel room or on the coach. Lock away cash you do not need during the day/evening, credit cards, airline tickets, passports, jewellery, etc. either in your room’s safe or at reception as not all hotels will have an in-room safe deposit box. Likewise whilst travelling each day, do not leave any valuables unattended on the bus.

To ensure your own safety and security whilst in country, we advise to always travel in groups, especially at night and avoid isolated areas. Pay attention to your surroundings and keep valuables out of sight.

Wearing a money belt under your clothing is strongly recommended. We advise you not to bring valuable jewellery etc. with you and keep a photocopy of your passport and debit/credit card(s).

Online Information

For the latest Health and Safety information for travellers visit www.smartraveller.gov.au