In the video embedded below, my friend Mickey from Carry Trainer interviews an executive protection agent who specializes in foreign travel.
There’s a lot of good information here. I disagree with him about the issue of carrying passports. I think you should carry a copy of your passport and keep the real document locked up in your luggage at your hotel or AirBnB.
I’ve never known anyone who has had their passport stolen from a hotel. I’ve known quite a few people who lost passports or had them stolen while carrying them around. The only time I carry my passport is if I’m in an area that is so unstable that I may need to flee the country without going back to my hotel.
Most of you probably shouldn’t even consider those places for your travel destinations. Don’t carry your passport on your person in a foreign country.