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Nigeria - Is It Safe?

NIGERIA | Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | Views [419]

Nigeria is currently a very dangerous place in which to travel. Governments in several countries have issued warnings against traveling to this West African nation, citing terrorism risks, kidnapping and other violent crime. The country’s track ... Read more >

Tags: africa, nigeria, travel-safety, travel-terrorism


Photos: Nigeria safety

NIGERIA | Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Mayday: Protest Season in Germany

GERMANY | Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | Views [2736]

Germans aren't afraid to voice their opinions, and protests aren't just for tree hugging university students. In fact they have days set aside where you can just about guarantee there’ll be a protest. These planned demonstrations occur throughout ... Read more >

Tags: europe, germany, protests, travel-safety


Photos: Jordan safety

JORDAN | Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Weather Extremes - Jordan

JORDAN | Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | Views [587]

The weather in Jordan is as varied as the terrain, but is generally what you might expect in a desert climate. Heat in the summer months may reach up to 40 degrees Celsius (over 100 degrees Fahrenheit). Drink plenty of water every day and use high ... Read more >

Tags: jordan, middle east, travel-tips, weather


Rio Declares Dengue Epidemic - Travel Alert

BRAZIL | Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | Views [1292] | Comments [1]

A Dengue Fever epidemic has been declared in Brazil's Rio De Janeiro, with more than 64,000 cases reported in the city and surrounding state so far this year. According to news reports, in the last week alone there were 517 new cases. Health officials ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, dengue, south america, travel-alert, travel-health


Indonesian Tsunami Fears - Staying Safe - Travel Alert

INDONESIA | Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | Views [2533]

Tourists are still on edge in coastal areas of Thailand and Indonesia after a recent 8.6 quake triggered a short-lived tsunami alert. Following this, a group of smaller after-shocks continue to pepper the South East Asian region. Echoes of the monumental ... Read more >

Tags: asia, indonesia, thailand, travel-alert


Tips & Trouble in the USA

USA | Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | Views [840]

Hard to believe, but failing to tip properly in the USA could be a safety issue. Arguments over bad tips have been known to come to blows, especially New York’s taxi drivers. Many Americans work for next-to-nothing and feed their families ... Read more >

Tags: tipping, travel-safety, travel-tips, usa


Taking Drugs (into a country)

WORLDWIDE | Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | Views [2959] | Comments [1]

No we're not talking about Midnight Express here! We strongly argue you should never attempt to take illegal drugs across a border, it's just not worth the risk. But prescription medicines can land you in hot water too, if you don't follow a few ... Read more >

Tags: travel-health, travel-safety, worldwide


Travel Alert - Thailand - Songkran Road Fatalities

THAILAND | Saturday, 14 Apr 2012 | Views [2955] | Comments [2]

Celebrations for Songkran, Thailands traditional New Years festival, have been marred by scores of deaths as a result of drunk driving, speeding, and carelessness on the road. In the past two days, 824 road accidents have lead to 88 deaths and 890 ... Read more >

Tags: songkran, thailand, travel-alert


St Maarten - Jet Blast Injury

WORLDWIDE | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | Views [874] | Video

The Dutch Antilles island of St Maarten in the eastern caribbean is famous for its idyllic tropical location, beautiful beaches, relaxed atmosphere - and for one of the most spectacular airport runways in the world. For the plane spotters, aircraft ... Read more >

Tags: caribbean, st maarten, st martin, travel-transport


Mali - Travel Alert

MALI | Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | Views [723]

Further to our travel alert of March 28 2012 ( Mali - Terrorism & Kidnap Risk ), please note that the Australian government has joined the Canadian, American and several others in advising its citizens to avoid all travel to all parts of Mali because ... Read more >

Tags: africa, mali, travel-alert


Adventure Tourism - Zambia

ZAMBIA | Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | Views [539] | Comments [1]

The safety standards travelers might expect of adventure tour operators are not always met in Zambia. Sufficient life jackets and adequate safety equipment may not be provided. Recommended maintenance standards and safety precautions may not be ... Read more >

Tags: africa, travel-safety, zambia


Travel Inside Zambia

ZAMBIA | Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | Views [298]

By far the most dangerous part of Zambia are the borders with Angola, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo. You should seriously reconsider your need to travel to these areas as the risk of landmines is very high. Not surprisingly, ... Read more >

Tags: africa, travel-transport, zambia


Health Concerns for Zambia

ZAMBIA | Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | Views [285]

First up, be warned: the standard of medical facilities is poor, especially in rural areas. Medical supplies are limited and some prescription medicines may not be available. In the event of a serious illness or accident, medical evacuation to ... Read more >

Tags: africa, travel-health, zambia


Zambia's Local Laws

ZAMBIA | Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | Views [457]

Drugs, porn and homosexual sex are all illegal in Zambia and severely punished. The possession or use of narcotics, including soft drugs such as marijuana, is strictly prohibited. Drug taking and smuggling are offences and punishments can ... Read more >

Tags: africa, travel-legal, zambia


Photos: Zambia safety

ZAMBIA | Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Crime, Scams and Trouble in Zambia

ZAMBIA | Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | Views [350]

Zambia is known for its incredible safari trips and of course Victoria Falls, one of the World’s Seven Natural Wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s also desperately poor. However in 2010 the World Bank named Zambia as one of the world’s ... Read more >

Tags: africa, travel-crime, zambia


Photos: Montenegro safety

MONTENEGRO | Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Samoa Travel Safety

SAMOA | Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | Views [471]

We're still working on our own traveller-specific safety tips for Samoa. In the meantime here's some great information from the  US State Department's Overseas Security Advisory Council  (OSAC), which is part of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. ... Read more >

Tags: oceania, samoa, travel-safety-tips


Republic of Congo Travel Safety

CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) | Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | Views [1547] | Comments [1]

We're still working on our own traveller-specific safety tips for the Republic of Congo. In the meantime here's some great information from the  US State Department's Overseas Security Advisory Council  (OSAC), which is part of the ... Read more >

Tags: africa, republic of congo (brazzaville), travel-safety-tips


Gabon Travel Safety

GABON | Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | Views [507]

We're still working on our own traveller-specific safety tips for Gabon. In the meantime here's some great information from the  US State Department's Overseas Security Advisory Council  (OSAC), which is part of the Bureau of Diplomatic ... Read more >

Tags: africa, gabon, travel-safety-tips


UPDATE: Fiji Floods - Travel Alert - Information For World Nomads Policy Holders

FIJI | Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | Views [3182]

What's Happening? UPDATE: 03/04/2012 Severe flood warnings for major water channels have been cancelled by the Fiji government, who also say that tropical Cyclone Daphne is moving away from the island nation. However, new evacuation centres have ... Read more >

Tags: fiji, floods, travel-alert


Mauritius - A Tropical Paradise

MAURITIUS | Sunday, 1 Apr 2012 | Views [671]

Mauritius – a beautiful, tropical paradise – what could possibly go wrong? Set up for tourism, this small multicultural island in the Indian Ocean is a paradise where sunburn may be the only real threat to your safety! However, it is always good ... Read more >

Tags: africa, mauritius, travel-safety


Namibia Travel Safety

NAMIBIA | Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | Views [638]

We're still working on our own traveller-specific safety tips for Namibia. In the meantime here's some great information from the  US State Department's Overseas Security Advisory Council  (OSAC), which is part of the Bureau of Diplomatic ... Read more >

Tags: africa, namibia, travel-safety-tips


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