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5 Best Free Safety Apps for Perpetual Travellers

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All your travel plans have been finalised, and you are ready to go on your trip. Everyone who travels knows that uncertainties are part of every travel plan.

That is why it is important to plan ahead and make sure that you are ready for these unforeseen events. There are many ways to be safe while travelling. Getting travel insurance is one way of ensuring that you are protected from theft, misplaced luggage, cancellation, and other situations during your trip. Another way is installing safety apps on your smartphone. There are available apps that can be downloaded on your Apple iPhone or Android device that would help keep you safe.

Here are 5 of the best free safety apps that would benefit frequent travellers.

Sitata

Sitata is a travel warning app with customizable safety notifications. This safety app helps travellers avoid scams, find hospitals, and receive notifications with applicable real-time alerts that could disrupt travel. One of the best features of Sitata is its “what-to-do” advice in a specific situation. Sitata also has a community board where travellers can post their experiences. This free app operates in over 200 countries worldwide.

TripWhistle

Available in 196 countries, this free safety app has more than 70 emergency numbers. This is your international SOS assistance. No matter where in the world you are, you can call the local emergency number just in case you need police, fire, or medical assistance.

TripIt

This free mobile trip planner is available for Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7 and iOS devices. All details of the trip are seen in just one glance, which includes flights, hotels, and other relevant information. You can inform people regarding your whereabouts by syncing your travel plans on your mobile calendar and sharing itineraries on your social media profiles. You can share your travel plans so that people can easily locate you in case of emergencies.

bSafe

bSafe is a location app designed with the safety of women in mind. It allows the user to share their real-time location to a network of friends, family, or co-workers. One of its best features is “Follow Me”, which operates by using the phone’s GPS to trace the steps of the user walking home. The users’ network can then follow them in real-time. The “I’m here” option lets your followers know that you arrived home safely.

Emergency: Alerts by American Red Cross

This app will help keep you safe in severe weather, wherever you are in the world. The user can also monitor the conditions of your area or the area where your loved ones are. You can also let your loved ones know that you are safe. In case of natural disasters, the app will inform you where the nearest Red Cross shelters are.

Frequent travellers know that being safe while on the road is very important. While on a trip, one of your greatest assets is your smartphone. If you need help while travelling, these 5 helpful apps could make your life easier. It is best to plan ahead and take out gadget travel insurance in order to keep your devices safe and avoid travel risks. Your safety should always be a top priority.

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