Top 5 Best safety travel apps (2022 Travel guide)

Top 5 Best safety travel apps (2022 Travel guide)

One of the biggest considerations when travelling internationally is your safety and that of your family. As we have recently discovered, political tensions between countries and between the public and its own government can change very quickly.

It is advised that all travellers make use of a top safety app to ensure that they are aware of the risks of the country that they are travelling to before hand and how these risks change while travellers are vacationing in their country.

Planning an international vacation? Make sure that you are using an international prepaid SIM card.

Smart Traveler

Smart Traveler, the official State Department app for U.S. travelers, invites you to see the world with easy access to frequently updated official country information, travel alerts, travel warnings, maps, U.S. embassy locations.

Best Features:

  • You can get the latest updates on situations in other countries.
  • You can learn about warnings

Pricing: Free

Downloads: SmartTraveler (Android) 3 star rating, over 100 000 downloads | Smart Traveler (iOS) 2.6 star rating.

Make sure that you are using a top travel app when planning your next vacation.

Further reading: Top 110 Best travel apps (2022 International tourist guide).


Sitata, like other travel safety apps, alerts you about emergencies.

Best Features:

  • Sitata also follows local news to getter further detailed information on the situation.
  • Sitata has other useful features, such as a community board where other travellers can share their knowledge on the situation or share their experience regarding what to do during an emergency.

Pricing: Paid

Downloads: Sitata Travel Safe (Android) 4 star rating, over 5 000 downloads |  Sitata Travel Safe (iOS) 4.6 star rating.

Curious to know which apps are the most popular?

Further reading: Top 10 most downloaded travel apps (2022 Tourist guide).


By using a VPN, people can enjoy a secure network where they can connect to a remote server and stay hidden

Best Features:

  • Secure network creation.
  • Ability to perform important transactions without being hacked.

Pricing: Free

Downloads: SaferVPN – Simple & Secure VPN (Android) 4 star rating, over 100 000 downloads | SaferVPN: Safe & fast VPN  (iOS) 4.6 star rating.

Are you still wondering what a travel app is and why you need one?

Further reading: What are travel apps & why every tourist needs them.


Tourlina is a travel safety app designed specifically for women.

Best Features:

  • You can team up with other people that are verified by the platform
  • Tourlina can also help you to make new friends as well

Pricing: Free.

Downloads: Tourlina – Female Travel App (Android) 4.5 star rating, over 10 000 downloads | Tourlina – Female Travel Buddy (iOS) 3.4 star rating.

Considering using a travel SIM card?

Further reading: What is a travel SIM card? (2022 international travellers guide).


bSafe is a travel safety app aimed at solo travellers

Best Features:

  • Immediately alert your loved ones
  • All you need is to put your all contacts that you want to alert and use the app whenever you feel like you are in danger

Pricing: Free

Downloads: bSafe – Never Walk Alone (Android) 4 star rating, over 1 million downloads | bSafe – Never Walk Alone (iOS) 3 star rating.

There are significant benefits to using a travel SIM card.

Further reading: Benefits of a travel SIM card (2022 International tourist guide).

Remaining safe is a key consideration when travelling. Making use of a travel safety app not only provides you with a peace of mind that you will be enjoying your vacation, it allows you to contact your loved ones in case of emergencies.  

Safety apps FAQ

  • What are some of the most important safety considerations when planning an international trip?

Always look at the political and socioeconomic situation of the country you are visiting. We are living in a time when the security situation within a country can change at a moments notice.

  • Are all safety apps the same?

Unlike most travel app categories (that feature apps that tend to offer the safety features), travel safety apps are tailor made to suit different situations.

  • Do I have to have a permanent internet connection when using a travel safety app?

Yes, connectivity is vital when using a travel safety app. Make sure that you have enabled international roaming or are making use of a travel SIM card.

  • Where do I turn to if I have a travel emergency?

The best place to turn to in a safety situation is your embassy/consulate. Travel safety apps should provide information on how to locate your nearest embassy/consulate.

  • If I cannot get to an embassy, what should I do??

Travel safety apps provide a detailed action plan that will help you safely get through a travel emergency. Make sure that you follow these steps accordingly.