When you are away:
Try not to openly display valuables such as mobile phones, digital cameras or laptops and use a padlock on suitcases or backpacks.
Find out about local customs and dress before you travel; behave accordingly and obey local laws as there may be serious penalties for breaking a law that might seem trivial at home.
Consider taking your mobile with you or renting one whilst you’re away. Store useful numbers such as the local police and the nearest embassy or consulate.
Check with your mobile phone service provider to make sure your phone works abroad.
Respect the environment avoid buying wildlife souvenirs, conserve resources like water and don’t drop litter.
Check import regulations for food and plants with Defra
(Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs) before you attempt to bring them back to the UK.