Use Smart Identification
While abroad, don't use your passport as your primary identification. If it is stolen, you could find yourself in a world of trouble. Not only will you be ID-less and unable to board a flight, you'll also be at risk of identity theft. Stolen passports are often sold on the black market to criminals who use them to open new bank accounts, get jobs, or participate in human trafficking. Although the local embassy can help you secure a new passport fairly quickly, you'll want to avoid putting yourself at risk in the first place. Lock up your passport and use a driver's license or an international ID for nightclubs, bars, and other places of admission.
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