10 Monsoon Safety Tips for Travelers

Check Weather Forecast

Before you travel, keep an eye on weather forecasts for your destination and the route you'll take.

Pack Rain Gear

Carry waterproof clothing, umbrellas, and rain covers for your bags to stay dry during sudden downpours.


Choose appropriate waterproof and slip-resistant shoes or sandals to navigate wet and slippery terrain.


Even in the rain, it's important to stay hydrated. Carry a reusable water bottle and drink regularly.

First Aid Kit

Keep a basic first aid kit handy for minor injuries and ailments that can occur during travel.

Avoid Flooded Area

Steer clear of flooded streets, rivers, and streams. It's difficult to judge the depth of water, and flooding can be dangerous.

Drive Safely

If you're driving, maintain a safe distance from other vehicles, switch on headlights, and drive at a reduced speed to avoid accidents on wet roads.

Insect Repellent

Monsoon brings insects. Carry insect repellent to protect yourself from mosquito-borne diseases.

Stay Informed

Be aware of local conditions, such as landslides or flash floods, and follow local advice or warnings.

Emergency Contact

Save local emergency numbers, contacts of your embassy or consulate, and your accommodation's contact details.