Please note: There is no guarantee for the safety of private rides and shelter offers! Take care and consider following these suggestions:

  • Never give a passport or ID to anyone other than a border guard.
  • Update family members or friends of your location along the way.
  • Note the license plate number and send it to your family or friends. You may also take a picture of the license plate and the driver‘s license. If something seems suspicious then get out immediately.
  • Carry cash somewhere hidden on you, maybe even in multiple places.
  • Memorize phone numbers for multiple trustworthy people.
  • Develop a code word with your friends and family so that if you are in danger and cannot say that, they know what it means.
  • If you get to a place to stay and you do not feel safe, then don't stay.

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