When planning a holiday to Hong Kong there is very little threat of terrorism or other such attacks in the country. However, it is important to note the risk of terrorist attacks. There are risks of terrorist attacks occurring in all areas, even those that are frequently visited by tourists and expatriates.
Crime in Hong [...]
Currently, there are numerous protests and demonstrations taking place across the country of Bahrain. Some of these demonstrations have become quite violent, but this violence is not specifically targeted at nationals from the United Kingdom. However, it is important that you maintain a high level of awareness when travelling in Bahrain. Be extremely careful in [...]
Crime in Guatemala
Out of all the Latin American countries, Guatemala has one of the highest rates of violent crime. There are approximately 40 murders each week in Guatemala City. Most of these crimes involve the gangs. However, the incidents are indiscriminate and may occur in tourist areas as well. There are no areas in [...]
If travelling to Antigua it is important to note that there is no British High Commission located in the country. If you require assistance during your visit, you will need to contact Robert Wilkinson who is the British Honorary Consul.
Crime in Antigua
Almost 100,000 people visit the country each year and of these visits [...]
In the recent months there have been anti-Japan demonstrations that have taken place in several cities throughout China. These demonstrations are related to territorial disputes. The demonstrations are continuing to increase in size. When travelling in China you should avoid any large gathering of people that are targeting Japanese interests. Chinese authorities enforce public order [...]
There are currently no restrictions on travel to Jamaica. However, it is important to note that the country does have a fairly high crime rate, including violent crimes. When visiting Jamaica remain vigilant at all times, especially when visiting areas such as Harbour view, Grant’s Pen, West Kingston, parts of Montego Bay, and Spanish Town.
For those considering travel to Kenya, it is important to note that there are certain areas that should not be travelled to unless essential. It is recommended that travellers avoid going within 60 kilometres of the Somali and Kenyan border all the way from Kiwayu, and the coastal areas located north of Pate Island. The [...]
Located in the volatile Middle East, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has a high threat level for terrorist strikes. Although terrorism is a concern, over a million British travellers to UAE annually enjoy a terror-free holiday. UAE has a high amount of international visitors every year, which makes the country susceptible to terrorists. [...]
Crime Threats to Travellers
Crimes against travellers to Papua New Guinea (PNG) are not common, but can be serious in nature. The capital of Port Moresby has the highest amount of serious crime, with the cities of Lae and Mt Hagen also noted areas with a significant crime problem. Weapons used in assaults and thefts [...]
Due to years of internal military conflict between the government and liberation forces, Sri Lanka was at one time a centre of terrorist activity. With the government succeeding in defeating the liberation uprising in 2009, terrorist activity has been minimized. The government has instituted a very strong security force to prevent an outbreak of violence [...]