Welcome to Responsible Travel
Respecting Foreign LawsRespecting and adhering to local laws, rules and regulations is an essential component of responsible and ethical travel. Always bear in mind the following:
-- Do not work illegally, you can be imprisoned, fined or deported for working without a legal work permit. In extreme cases you may be banned from ever returning to the county again.
- Never overstay your visa. Most countries permit visa extensions with relative ease. Again, without a valid visa you can be imprisoned, fined or deported.
- Always enter countries via recognised border crossing, where your travel documents can undergo the appropriate administration.
- Any hobbies, such as photography, bird watching, train spotting etc. which may be perceived as spying (especially around military sites) should be avoided to prevent misinterpretation.
- As a general rule, heed should be taken around all military sites, where matters of national security are treated very seriously.
Do not undertake any activities which can be misconstrued. A group of British airplane spotters were recently wrongly imprisoned in Greece for spying.