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07 Jul 2022

Limerick Gardai offer advice to homeowners who are travelling for holidays

Limerick Gardai offer advice to homeowners who are travelling for holidays

It’s that time of year again when people are thinking of  going on holidays and Gardai in Limerick have some advice on personal safety when holidaying abroad.

For most people the annual holiday is the highlight of the year, it’s a fun time and a great opportunity to let your hair down. However it can be easily spoiled if certain matters are not taken into consideration

What should one consider before going on holiday

  • Find out about the place that you are visiting. Is it safe for visitors? Are there any local laws or customs, which are different to home.
  • Be familiar with security measures at airports or seaports.
  • Inform a trusted neighbour or relative as to your travel arrangements, intended destination and contact details. Do not unwittingly advertise your travel arrangements to others.
  • Invite neighbours to make use of your driveway for car parking
  • Arrange to have your lawn mowed while you’re away
  • Cancel your milk or paper deliveries

What precautions would one take when actually at the holiday destination

  • Be aware of holiday scams. Scammers and fraudsters operate the world over and you are no more immune from their activities when on holidays than when you are at home. Indeed in many locations, persons on holiday are frequently targeted by fraudsters and scammers. 
  • At your holiday destination – be very conscious that you are easily identifiable by criminal elements as a visitor or tourist. It is important that you lock and secure your room and valuables and never leave keys on display
  • Never carry all your cash or valuables with you

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