AXA offers advice for World Cup fans


As any football fan will tell you, the World Cup is fast approaching. So is South Africa, the host nation, safer for holidaymakers than Spain or Germany, or should fans headed there be availing themselves of the stab-proof vests aimed at the World Cup tourist market?

Ultimately it is up to the individual to decide but AXA Insurers have issued advice to the 20,000 travellers going to South Africa in an attempt to help keep them and their belongings safe.

A lot of the advice is common sense, such as taking out travel insurance in the first place and, given the fact that travellers are going to be part of a large crowd, keeping valuables in a money belt concealed under clothing. However, there are some tips applicable to South Africa in particular:

In addition, the Foreign Office advises anyone wishing to visit a township to consult a reliable tour guide and to avoid remote beaches and beauty spots. They also point out that even urban areas of South Africa are not well lit so exercise caution.

For more advice see the Foreign Office website.


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