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There’s plenty you can do to reduce the risk of theft, muggings and robberies when you travel.
If you're travelling overseas for (or during) a major cultural, sporting or religious event, you may need to take extra precautions.
Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
Never buy, use or travel with illegal drugs when overseas.
Read more about the legislative protections designed to prevent child sex offences abroad.
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Explore this page for information about staying safe and secure during the Hajj pilgrimage in Makkah (Mecca).