Safety In South Africa
Fans need to take all steps necessary to maintain a safe and enjoyable experience while visiting South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Please consult these resources for additional information about safety in South Africa
Eating and Drinking in South Africa
Helpful tips for safe eating and drinking:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially before eating.
- Drink only bottled or boiled water, or carbonated drinks in cans or bottles. Avoid tap water, fountain drinks and ice cubes.
- Do not eat food purchased from street vendors.
- Make sure food is fully cooked. Avoid cooked foods that have been left at room temperature.
- Avoid dairy product, unless you know they have been pasteurized.
- Do not eat fruits or vegetables unless they have been peeled or cooked.
- Diseases from food and water often cause vomiting and diarrhea. Make sure to bring diarrhea medicine with you so that you can treat mild cases yourself.
Safety in Your Hotel
- Keep your hotel door locked at all times.
- Meet visitors in the lobby.
- Do not leave money and other valuables in your hotel room while you are out.
- Use the hotel safe.
- Let someone know when you expect to return if you are out late at night. If you are alone, do not get on an elevator if there is a suspicious-looking person inside.
- Read the fire safety instructions in your hotel room. Know how to report a fire.
- Be sure you know where the nearest fire exit and alternate exits are located.
- Count the doors between your room and the nearest exit. This could be a life saver if you have to crawl through a smoke-filled corridor.