Solo travellers are more likely to get targeted by thieves than those
travelling as a group. For this reason, it’s important to keep your
money safe when travelling. Jumia Travel shares tips for warding off the
pickpockets and burglars.
your wallet. If you’ve got a hotel to use as a base, make sure to leave
some cash there so that not all your monies are on you.
example, you can carry a money pouch under your clothing, with one ATM
card and a small amount of cash. If a theft occurs, you are not stranded
without access to any funds.
tourist or traveller from a local. However, you can make matters worse
by not being discreet with your money. Try not to rummage through notes
in public or talk too loudly about how much money you’re carrying as
this could entice a local pickpocket to target you.
your purse or wallet, particularly when passing a tourist gathering
spot. Exchange enough money at the airport to get you to your hotel with
some to spare. Keep a few notes for tips and small purchases in easily
travelling abroad. These may include putting notes in eyeglass cases, in
between pages of books or even stuffed in socks. You can even cut open
the lining of your bag and slide some cash in here.