Guidance on travel security

Version history

April 2024 Rev. 1.3 – Document quality review, preface and layout updated; no change to content
August 2023 Rev. 1.2 – Minor revision
May 2020  Rev. 1.1 – Review chapter 11.7 added, and minor changes to chapters 11.3 and 11.6.1
June 2016 Rev. 1 – Review and update of initial publication
June 2006 – Initial publication

(Note: Spanish and Portuguese versions in pipeline for updating in line with English version)


Wherever you are going, travelling abroad can be exciting, stimulating and interesting. However, in some places there are obvious risks and there are precautions that everyone should take – before leaving, during the journey and while they are there.

No one set of guidelines will fit all the countries you may visit; protocols, cultures, religions and political circumstances will affect what is and is not acceptable. Security for you, your colleagues and your company depends on you being aware of those differences and using common sense to behave in an appropriate way.

Safe travel and security video

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