TravelPirates
Profile

We value your privacy

We use cookies to enhance your browsing experience, serve personalized content, and analyze our traffic. By clicking "Accept All" you accept this and consent that we share this information with third parties and that your data may be processed in the USA. For more information, please read our .

You can adjust your preferences at any time. If you deny, we will use only the essential cookies and unfortunately, you will not receive any personalized content. To deny, .

railway station, suitcase, train

Travel Tips from CIA Agents 🕵️🧳

Pirates, have you ever wondered how spies travel the world? The CIA (yes the real one) recently answered a question from a visitor to their website, asking how their officers travel safely. Some of the highlights of their answers are below.

Published by
Eduardo Vega·10/11/2023
Share

Objective One: Getting There

  1. Make a copy of your passport: when in a tough spot, this could be your ticket back home

  2. Register with your embassy: if anything were to happen, this makes it possible for them to contact you. You can register here if you are a US citizen

  3. Learn the local language: a few words go a long way

  4. Look for local transportation: ask at the information desk at the airport for prices, and only use official methods of transportation

Objective Two: Settling In

  1. Know your way out: get acquainted with the emergency exits and the floor plan.

  2. Use the elevator: statistically speaking, most crimes happen in isolated staircases.

  3. Get a middle floor: the ground floor makes it easier for break-ins, but some countries do not have the tools to reach high floors either.

  4. Lock your room: a helpful tip is to travel with your own doorstop.

  5. Beware of unsolicited knocks: be sure to confirm who is the person knocking on the other side. Didn't order something? Check with the front desk.

Objective Three: Stepping Out & About

  1. Lock the doors when taking a car: this applies to renting a car or taking a taxi, and try to keep your windows up.

  2. Stay Alert: pay attention to what's happening around you.

  3. Be mindful when drinking: alcohol impairs judgment, and know the local customs and restrictions for alcohol.

  4. Walk the walk: try not to look confused or lost, and exude confidence in every step.

  5. Plan your route and reroute as necessary: know where you are going! It takes you to a sketchy area of the city? Find a different way to get there.

  6. Trust your instincts: if something doesn't feel right, it's probably not.

  7. Commotion? Don’t check it out: the best way to avoid trouble is to stay away from it.

Check out the list and comments here.

Check for Further Inspiration

Content missingContent missing

You need to agree with the cookies and privacy policy of this external service to view the content

Digging our content? Sign up for our newsletter to get more delivered straight to your inbox, and sign up for our app for a bespoke mobile experience, with all the latest contet sent to you if you so desire.

See Our Most Recent Flight Deals

Not what you are looking for? Take a look at our most recent flight deals for a bit of inspiration.