Buy another laptop that is clean and used just for foreign travel or buy a spare hard drive that you swap into your laptop when traveling abroad. That second hard drive needs to formatted into Windows, Linux what have you
I lost all mty electronic devices in a horrible boating accident Im at the Library today
I don’t do international travel, but for the sake of discussion lets say that I do.
So I am on a trip that involves bidding on a big contract and all of the sensitive info must be in my computer.
I take a naked laptop loaded with only the operating system and a few very basic things to make it look like my regular machine.
But all of the sensitive contract info is on a thumb drive.
When I get ready to come home, I send the contents of the business meeting to my home or company machine by encrypted email.
Then I format the thumb drive or clean it.
Then I smash it with a rock, hammer or whatever is handy.
I then dump it in some place, in little pieces, and go across the border with the laptop loaded with a few poker games, checkers, my basic (nothing sensitive) mail and phone list.....and let them look at that all they want.