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Airport Safety Tips in India

Airports in India can be extremely chaotic, which provides a perfect opportunity for touts, thieves and conmen. As you would anyway, don't trust strangers and stay alert. Also remember a few safety tips.

  • Never leave your luggage, briefcase or other items unattended. When you set them down, place them between your feet or against your leg.
  • Avoid currency exchange windows if possible or exchange only a small amount. Do not let others see how much currency you are carrying.
  • Be wary of imposter porters or guides. Assure they are properly uniformed or identified.
  • Pre-paid taxis and auto rickshaws (3 wheelers) are available from the airport. Use only authorized, properly identified taxis. If you have a lot of luggage, it is advisable to pre-book a private car transfer with your travel representative.
  • Assure all your baggage is placed inside the taxi trunk and the lid is closed before entering the taxi.
  • Don't accept an offer to share a taxi to your hotel unless you know the individual.
  • Beware of touts offering cheap accommodation or deals. They are usually cheats and conmen.