The Americas, North, South and Central, provide an abundance of exciting destinations. From the urban bustle of New York and the white sands of the Caymans, to the vast and untamed Amazon, the region brings a wide variety of risks that travellers need to understand. If you (or someone you know) is travelling to the Americas and you would like comprehensive custom-made travel security advice and regular intelligence updates, please get in touch!


Disclaimer

The information provided by How Safe Is My Trip Ltd (England & Wales registered company number 10953024) is intended to help you navigate a dangerous world, but is not intended to replace common sense or entirely remove the risks associated with travelling. Unforeseen circumstances are an inevitability with travel and as a result not everything can be planned for. While we endeavour to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information, we live in a rapidly changing world where not all risks can be predicted or mitigated against. By making use of the information provided to you by How Safe Is My Trip Ltd, you acknowledge that any dangers you are exposed to by travelling are faced at your own risk. The information provided by How Safe Is My Trip Ltd should not be considered a recommendation in favour of any particular destination. As an England & Wales registered company, interaction between How Safe Is My Trip Ltd, the general public, and clients will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the England & Wales and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England & Wales.


How Dangerous is Terrorism in the Americas?

From jihadi groups targeting the U.S. and Canada through to legacy FARC militants in Colombia, the region has not been immune to terrorism in recent years. The chances of being caught in an attack depends significantly on which countries and cities within the region you are visiting, and what sort of traveller you are. For the cautious traveller, there are simple steps you can take to better protect yourself and advice to follow in the event of being caught in a situation. Get in touch to find out if our travel safety and security advice is right for you.


How Safe is Travel to Anguilla?

Low risk – Travel

Anguilla enjoys low crime rates, however common sense is still encouraged. Robberies do still occur, and walking late at night in isolated areas is discouraged. The hurricane season normally runs from June to November, and the island can be effected by severe storms.


How Safe is Travel to Antigua and Barbuda?

Low risk – Travel

Antigua and Barbuda is a relatively safe place, although common sense is encouraged. Casino scams can be a problem in St John’s, and travellers should be mindful of apparently “free” games. The hurricane season normally runs from June to November, and the island can be effected by severe storms.


How Safe is Travel to Argentina?

Medium risk – Travel with caution

Crime can be a problem in Argentina, although this is typically in the form of opportunistic and petty crimes. Distraction pick-pocketing is a common problem in urban areas, typically involving a street vendor or an individual “accidentally” spilling food on the victim. The theft of valuables from checked-in luggage is also a recorded problem at Argentinian airports, and high-value items should be kept in your hand luggage. Armed robberies although rare, do occur, and travellers are encouraged to remain in well-policed areas. Express kidnappings are a known problem in Argentina and involve victims being forced to withdraw large amounts of cash at ATMs before being released. Scams involving inflated taxi fares, fake lottery cards and fortune tellers can be an issue, and perpetrators will often specifically target tourists.

Demonstrations and protests are common in Argentina, and should be avoided at all times.

Minor terrorist attacks can be a risk in Argentina. There have been a number of small explosions in Buenos Aires and the surrounding provinces in recent years, typically targeting banks, which have been attributed to anti-globalisation groups.


How Safe is Travel to Aruba?

Low risk – Travel

Petty theft is a problem in Aruba. Tourist areas are generally safe, however common sense is encouraged. Remote areas such as around the Valero refinery on the southeast part of the island should be avoided, especially after dark. Inflated taxi fares can pose a problem for visitors to the island, and fares should always be agreed in advance.

Aruba is used as a narcotics smuggling route between South America, Europe and North America. Travellers are encouraged not to leave bags unattended or to carry a package for anyone.


How Safe is Travel to the Bahamas?

Medium risk – Travel with caution

Crime can be a problem in the Bahamas, and can include armed robbery. The tourist areas of New Providence, Grand Bahama and Freeport have seen fatal robberies of tourists in recent years, however police patrols have been increased as a result. Travellers are advised to avoid remote areas and beaches after dark.

Several embassies have reported significant numbers of sexual assault incidents in the Bahamas, and as such female travellers should exercise caution.


How Safe is Travel to Barbados?

Medium risk – Travel with caution

Crimes against travellers are an issue in Barbados, and most commonly include inflated taxi fares, and petty theft. Robbery and assaults are also increasing in frequency, and sexual assault is a known problem. During the “Crop Over” festival in July and August, pick-pocketing can be an issue, especially in the large crowds that gather. The Barbados police have issued an advisory against wearing visible gold jewellery due to a spate of robberies in Bridgetown and other popular tourist areas. Roadside banditry and carjacking can be a problem, and travellers are advised not to stop when flagged down by pedestrians, especially at night or in rural areas.

Barbados is used as a narcotics smuggling route between South America, Europe and North America. Travellers are encouraged not to leave bags unattended or to carry a package for anyone.

Barbados can be somewhat conservative, and travellers from the LGBT community are encouraged to seek further advice prior to travel.


How Safe is Travel to Belize?

Medium risk – Travel with caution

Crime is a problem in Belize, and there have been violent incidents against tourists recorded by several embassies. The George Street and Kraal Road areas of Belize City are particularly dangerous due to armed gang activity. White the city sees the highest crime rates in the country, other tourist areas such as San Pedro, Caye Caulker and Placencia have seen assaults and armed robberies. The tourist zone in Belize City running from north of the marina to the extension east of the main canal is well policed, however corruption is a known issue among the police force.

Travellers are advised to approach the Belize/Guatemala border with caution due to the ongoing dispute between the two countries. Armed gangs from Guatemala have been known to operate in the jungles of Belize, however the Belize Defence Force conducts patrols in these areas.

Protests and demonstrations occasionally take place in Belize City and Belmopan, and should be avoided.


How Safe is Travel to Bermuda?

Low risk – Travel

Bermuda generally enjoys lower crime rates than other Caribbean islands, however crime rates have increased in recent years. While this is mostly in the form of petty theft, violent crime rates have been increasing.

While Bermudan laws are relatively liberal, local culture remains somewhat conservative. Swimwear should not be worn outside of beaches and swimming pools. Travellers from the LGBT community should seek further advice prior to travel.


How Safe is Travel to Bolivia?

High risk – Carefully consider necessity of travel

Petty crime is common in Bolivia, especially in central La Paz and other tourist areas. Reports of robberies involving taxis have been increasing in Santa Cruz and La Paz, and as such the use of a reputable car service is encouraged. Scams involving fake police officers have been known to target travellers, and can even include counterfeit police ID cards, uniforms and even fake police stations to fool victims. Under Bolivian law, individuals cannot be searched without a written order from a state prosecutor, and if unsure you are encouraged to call the Tourist Police on 800 14 0081. Express kidnappings are a known problem in Bolivia and involve victims being forced to withdraw large amounts of cash at ATMs before being released.

Sexual assaults are a known problem in Bolivia, and female travellers should exercise caution. Bolivia is a somewhat conservative place, and travellers from the LGBT community should seek further advice prior to travel.

Road travel in Bolivia can be dangerous due to poor road conditions and driving standards. Protest groups can also be known to block roads, and barricades of this nature should not be crossed. Travel in remote areas can also be risky due to the presence of cocaine-producing operations. Tourists carrying cameras or binoculars may be suspected of working with law enforcement authorities, and permission should always be sought out prior to taking a photograph of locals.


How Safe is Travel to Brazil?

High risk – Carefully consider necessity of travel

Crime rates are high in Brazil, and include frequent violent and armed crimes. Crimes range from pickpocketing and armed muggings through to car jackings and homicide. Military forces have been deployed in Rio de Janeiro since July 2017, with a focus on fighting organised crime and supporting the (often out-gunned) police. Thefts are particularly common on public beaches, especially in Rio de Janeiro. These include ‘arrastões’ where large groups of thieves target an area of beach en-masse and at speed. Credit card fraud is common, and ATMs should only be used at secure locations, such as inside banks and reputable hotels.

Brazil’s shanty-towns, known as “Favelas”, are extremely dangerous. Crime rates are significantly higher in these areas than the already high national average, and often feature firearms. Brazil’s police and military forces continue to attempt to secure these areas without success, and as such “Favela tourism” should be avoided, even with seemingly reputable organised tours.

Banditry is an issue in rural areas, including the Amazon rainforest. Attacks on foreigners, some fatal, have been recorded in recent years. The use of reputable tour services is encouraged for those visiting rural areas.

Protests and demonstrations are increasingly common in Brazil, and should be avoided at all times.


How Safe is Travel to the British Virgin Islands?

Low risk – Travel

The British Virgin Islands generally enjoy lower crime rates than other Caribbean nations, however crime can still pose a problem for tourists. While this is mostly in the form of petty theft, violent and armed crime rates have been increasing in recent years.

The British Virgin Islands are used as a narcotics smuggling route between South America, Europe and North America. Travellers are encouraged not to leave bags unattended or to carry packages for anyone.


How Safe is Travel to Canada?

Low risk – Travel

Canada enjoys low crime rates by global standards, however common sense is still encouraged. The most common risk facing visitors to Canada comes from the natural environment, as Canada’s wilderness is both vast and untamed, and trips to remote areas should only be taken with caution, preparation and extensive knowledge.


How Safe is Travel to the Cayman Islands?

Low risk – Travel

The Cayman Islands enjoy relatively low crime rates, although petty crime remains a problem. This typically takes the form of petty theft from unattended belongings, and occasional pick-pocketing.

While Cayman laws are relatively liberal, local culture remains somewhat conservative. Travellers from the LGBT community should seek further advice prior to travel.


How Safe is Travel to Chile?

Medium risk – Travel with caution

Pick pocketing and muggings are a problem in some Chilean cities, particularly near to  popular tourist sites, bus stations and areas frequented by foreign visitors. Inflated taxi fares targeting tourists are an issue, and the use of a reputable car service is encouraged. Chile’s police force (the Carabineros) are generally professional and capable, and corruption is significantly less serious than in other regional countries.

Landmines and unexploded military ordinance can pose a risk in areas adjacent to the borders with Peru and Bolivia in the extreme north of Chile and Argentina in the south. Travellers in these areas should avoid leaving paved roads or entering abandoned buildings, and should be mindful that landmines can migrate from signposted areas over time. Travellers to rural Chile should familiarise themselves with what explosives look like, and if in doubt should avoid all unidentified objects.


How Safe is Travel to Colombia?

High risk – Carefully consider necessity of travel

Despite a long history of violent insurgency and armed criminality, Colombia is slowly improving. Progress has been made in recent years in ending the FARC conflict, although sporadic fighting does continue. The security situation varies depending on wich region you are visiting. Most jungle regions remain dangerous, and the border with Panama as well as Putumayo and Caquetá, are still active conflict zones. Chocó, Cauca, Valle del Cauca, eastern Meta, Vichada, Arauca and all Amazonian departments except for Amazonas also continue to experience insurgent-related violence.

Landmines, improvised explosive devices and unexploded military ordinance can pose a major risk in Colombia, with 31 out of the country’s 32 departments having landmines present in them. Travellers in these areas should avoid leaving paved roads or entering abandoned buildings, and should be mindful that landmines can migrate from signposted areas over time. Travellers to rural Colombia should familiarise themselves with what explosives look like, and if in doubt should avoid all unidentified objects.

Kidnappings, although a declining problem, still remain an issue in Colombia. This can range from ideological political hostage taking through to financially-motivated kidnappings. Crime remains common across the country, and can range from petty theft through to armed robbery.


How Safe is Travel to Costa Rica?

Medium risk – Travel with caution

Despite being one of the America’s most touristed nations, Costa Rica experiences significant crime and security issues. Petty crimes, muggings and armed robberies can occur nationwide, and tourists may be specifically targeted due to their perceived wealth. Pick-pocketing and theft from luggage can be a problem, especially on public transportation. After-dark travel is not advised in both urban and rural areas, and travellers will find that the streets of San Jose become quickly empty after dark.

There are regular sightings of crocodiles along the Pacific Coast near to surf beaches and there have been attacks in recent years.


How Safe is Travel to Cuba?

Low risk – Travel

Crime rates are relatively low in Cuba due to wide participation in state-sponsored security schemes, however petty crime and muggings do still occur. central Havana can be problematic for scams, such as inflated taxi fares, short-changing and pick-pocketing. The sale of counterfeit products such as rum and cigars can also be an issue.

While Cuban laws are relatively liberal, local culture remains somewhat conservative. Travellers from the LGBT community should seek further advice prior to travel.


How Safe is Travel to Dominica?

Low risk – Travel

Dominica enjoys relatively low crime rates, however common sense is still encouraged. Petty scams such as inflated taxi fares can be an issue, and the use of a reputable car service is encouraged. Protests and demonstrations can occur with little notice in Dominica, and are often broken up by the police. As such, travellers are advised to avoid large political gatherings.

Dominica is a somewhat conservative country, and travellers from the LGBT community should seek further advice prior to travel.


How Safe is Travel to the Dominican Republic?

Medium risk – Travel with caution

Crime rates are elevated in the Dominican Republic, and ranges from petty theft through to armed robbery. Remote areas can be especially dangerous after dark, and tourists can be specifically targeted due to their perceived wealth. The Dominican police have a poor reputation however the specialist tourist police, known as the “Politur”, are considered more reliable.

The Dominican Republic is used as a narcotics smuggling route between South America, Europe and North America. Travellers are encouraged not to leave bags unattended or to carry packages for anyone.


How Safe is Travel to Ecuador?

High risk – Carefully consider necessity of travel

Crime rates are high in Ecuador, and muggings and pick-pocketing are especially common. Distraction pick-pocketing is a common problem in urban areas, typically involving a street vendor or an individual “accidentally” spilling food on the victim. Armed robbery is a risk throughout the country, especially in Quito, Guayaquil and remote areas. The use of drugs in sexual assaults and robberies has also been increasing in frequency, and travellers are urged to closely guard food and drinks. Express kidnappings are a known problem in Ecuador and involve victims being forced to withdraw large amounts of cash at ATMs before being released. Highway banditry is also a problem in rural areas.

Traditional hallucinogens, often referred to as “ayahuasca”, are found in Ecuador. These substances are often marketed to tourists for ‘spiritual’ purposes, and typically contain dimethyltryptamine; a strong hallucinogen illegal in many countries. Intoxicated individuals have previously been assaulted and robbed, and fatalities have been linked to the drug.

The entire border with Colombia remains under army control and entry is strictly controlled. Guerrilla groups, drug traffickers and criminal gangs are active and there is a risk of kidnapping in this region.


How Safe is Travel to El Salvador?

High risk – Carefully consider necessity of travel

El Salvador has one of the highest crime rates in the Americas, and includes significant armed gang violence. Car-jacking, homicide and armed robbery rates are high, and travellers are often targeted due to their perceived wealth. El Salvadorian police are not considered entirely reliable, and corruption can pose a problem.

El Salvador is a somewhat conservative nation, and lone female travellers should seek advice prior to their trip.


How Safe is Travel to the Falkland Islands?

Low risk – Travel

Crime rates are very low in the Falklands, and the police are considered capable, friendly and trustworthy in the event of problems.

Landmines and unexploded military ordinance can pose a risk in rural parts of the islands, and travellers should avoid leaving paved roads or entering abandoned buildings. Travellers to rural areas should familiarise themselves with what explosives look like, and if in doubt should steer clear of unidentified objects. Detailed maps of minefield locations are available throughout the island.


How Safe is Travel to Grenada?

Medium risk – Travel with caution

Crime can pose a problem in Grenada, and ranges from petty theft through to robbery and muggings. Inflated taxi fares can be an issue, and the use of a reputable car service is encouraged.

Grenada is used as a narcotics smuggling route between South America, Europe and North America. Travellers are encouraged not to leave bags unattended or to carry packages for anyone.

Grenada is somewhat conservative, and travellers from the LGBT community are encouraged to seek further advice prior to travel.


How Safe is Travel to Guatemala?

High risk – Carefully consider necessity of travel

Guatemala has one of the highest violent crime rates in the Americas. Although the majority of serious crime involves gang disputes, incidents have occurred in tourist areas, and tourists have been specifically targeted. Car-jacking and armed banditry is a problem on the road leading from Guatemala City to the border with El Salvador. Express kidnappings are a known problem in Guatemala and involve victims being forced to withdraw large amounts of cash at ATMs before being released. Tourists have been targeted by fake police officers for robbery, extortion and even sexual assault in recent years. Corruption is a problem in Guatemala, and travellers may encounter demands for bribes from security forces personnel.

Guatemala is a conservative country, and female travellers and members of the LGBT community should seek further advice prior to travel.


How Safe is Travel to Guyana?

High risk – Carefully consider necessity of travel

Crime rates are high in Guyana, including armed robberies. Illegal weapons are widely available, and the capabilities of the Guyanan police is low. Travellers may be specifically targeted for robbery due to their perceived wealth. Roadside banditry is an issue, and incidents of foreigners being followed to their accommodation from the airport have been recorded in recent years.

Guyana is used as a narcotics smuggling route between South America, Europe and North America. Travellers are encouraged not to leave bags unattended or to carry packages for anyone.

Guyana is a conservative country, and female travellers and members of the LGBT community should seek further advice prior to travel.


How Safe is Travel to Haiti?

High risk – Carefully consider necessity of travel

Crime rates have increased in Haiti in recent years, and there has been an increase in violent attacks and fatal robberies in areas popular with foreign residents such as Petionville. Travel to the Carrefour, Cite Soleil, Martissant and Bel Air neighbourhoods in Port-au-Prince is highly discouraged due to high crime levels. Kidnapping is a problem in Port-au-Prince, and kidnappers target both wealthy Haitians and foreign visitors. Visits to Haiti’s slums are risky, and foreigners may be targeted for crime due to their perceived wealth.

Protests and demonstrations are common in Haiti, and can often turn violent with little warning. Travellers should avoid all large rallies.

Haiti is used as a narcotics smuggling route between South America, Europe and North America. Travellers are encouraged not to leave bags unattended or to carry packages for anyone.


How Safe is Travel to Honduras?

Extreme risk – Do not travel

Due to extremely high violent crime rates, travel is not recommended to Honduras at this time. If you are required to travel to Honduras, you are advised to consider our specialist travel support services.


How Safe is Travel to Jamaica?

High risk – Carefully consider necessity of travel

Jamaica has the fifth highest homicide rate globally, and other crime rates are equally high. Certain areas such as West Kingston, Grant’s Pen, August Town, Harbour View, Spanish Town and certain parts of Montego Bay, including Flankers, Barrett Town, Norwood, Glendevon, Rose Heights and Mount Salem should be avoided both after dark and during daylight hours. Foreign visitors may be specifically targeted due to their perceived wealth.

Jamaica is a conservative country, and members of the LGBT community are encouraged to seek further advice prior to travel.


How Safe is Travel to Mexico?

High risk – Carefully consider necessity of travel

Travel to Mexico can vary dramatically in risk levels depending on the area you are travelling to. Street crime as well as more serious violent crime like robbery, assault and vehicle hijacking is common across the country, although certain tourist areas are more intensely policed and therefore safer. The Mexican government has made substantial efforts to protect major tourist destinations such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta, however common sense is still encouraged in these areas. It is not unusual to see fully-armed military personnel on patrol in these areas. Drug and gang-related violence is widespread, and in certain areas this can make travel extremely dangerous. Mexico’s gangs are among the most heavily armed in the world.

Outside of tourist zones, carjacking and highway banditry can pose a significant risk. Scams, such as inflated taxi fares are a known issue, and in parts of the country (including Mexico city) taxi drivers have been involved in robberies against tourists.

Police corruption is a known issue in Mexico, and criminals will often impersonate police officers to rob and extort tourists. Kidnapping is also a significant issue in Mexico, and ranges from express kidnappings to long-term ransom situations.


How Safe is Travel to Montserrat?

Low risk – Travel

Crime rates in Montserrat are low, however common sense is still encouraged. Volcanic activity is the most significant risk on the island, and travel to the Exclusion Zone on the south end of the island is generally not permitted for safety reasons.

Montserrat is a conservative country, and members of the LGBT community are encouraged to seek further advice prior to travel.


How Safe is Travel to Nicaragua?

High risk – Carefully consider necessity of travel

Crime is a problem in Nicaragua, and ranges from petty theft through to armed robbery. Express kidnappings are a known problem and involve victims being forced to withdraw large amounts of cash at ATMs before being released. Car-jackings and roadside banditry also pose a problem across the country.

Although extensive landmine clearance operations have been conducted to remove legacy landmines from the civil war in the 1980s, unexploded military ordinance and minefields still remain a risk. Travellers to rural areas should avoid leaving paved roads or entering abandoned buildings, and should familiarise themselves with what explosives look like, and if in doubt should steer clear of unidentified objects.

Nicaragua is a conservative country, and female travellers and members of the LGBT community are encouraged to seek further advice prior to travel.


How Safe is Travel to Panama?

Medium risk – Travel with caution

Crime poses a risk in Panama, although rates are somewhat less severe than in surrounding countries. Pick-pocketing and muggings do occur, and foreign visitors may be specifically targeted due to their perceived wealth. This is particularly problematic in the main shopping areas of Via España and Avenida Central, Calidonia, the old town (Casco Viejo) in Panama City, the old Panama ruins (Panama Viejo), the Madden Dam area. The border region between Panama and Colombia is considered particularly dangerous due to the presence of Colombian rebel groups and drug trafficking gangs. Foreign nationals and Panamanian citizens have been the victims of violent crimes, kidnapping and murder in this area.


How Safe is Travel to Paraguay?

Medium risk – Travel with caution

Street crime, such as pick-pocketing and bag-snatching can be a risk in Paraguay. Muggings and armed robberies can also take place. Travellers are advised to avoid isolated areas and to avoid walking in downtown Asunción, Ciudad del Este and Pedro Juan Caballero at night.

An insurgency is taking place in the northern part of the Department of San Pedro and southern part of the Department of Concepción, and these areas should be avoided. While insurgents typically target police, the military and large landowners, kidnap for ransom has been used as a means to raise funds in recent years.


How Safe is Travel to Peru?

Medium risk – Travel with caution

Street crime, including muggings and robbery, is a significant problem in urban areas of Peru. Inflated taxi fares can be an issue for foreign visitors, and taxi drivers have been known to be involved in robberies in recent years. Highway banditry can also be an issue in remote areas.

Sexual assault and the targeting of female tourists is an unfortunate problem in Peru, and can involve non-reputable tour operators. As such, lone female travellers are advised to exercise caution in Peru.


How Safe is Travel to Puerto Rico?

Medium risk – Travel with caution

Crime rates in Puerto Rico are higher than in the continental United States. This ranges from petty theft through to car-jackings and robberies.  Despite this, tourist areas of Puerto Rico are heavily policed, and violent crime against travellers is less common.

Puerto Rico is somewhat conservative, and members of the LGBT community are encouraged to seek further advice prior to travel.


How Safe is Travel to Trinidad and Tobago?

High risk – Carefully consider necessity of travel

Trinidad and Tobago has one of the highest murder rates in the world. There is a high level of gang related violent crime, particularly in the inner city neighbourhoods east of Port of Spain’s city centre, Laventille, Morvant and Barataria. Armed robberies of foreign visitors have occurred in recent years, and fatalities have been recorded. Car-jackings and highway banditry is a problem, especially after dark. Taxis are not metered, and fares should be agreed upon prior to setting off. Inflated fares are a common problem encountered by foreign visitors.

Although there have been no recent terrorist attacks in Trinidad and Tobago, more than 100 Trinidad and Tobago nationals have travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside the Islamic State militant group.

Trinidad and Tobago is a conservative country, and female travellers and members of the LGBT community are encouraged to seek further advice prior to travel.


How Safe is Travel to the United States of America?

Low risk – Travel

The U.S. is an extremely large country, and as such risk levels vary dramatically depending on where you are visiting. Crime rates, especially in urban areas, are higher in the U.S. than in many European countries, and firearms are extremely prevalent.

Protests and demonstrations can frequently occur in urban areas, and can turn violent with little warning.

Due to increased security measures at U.S. borders, travellers may find their electronic devices scrutinised and searched by border security personnel. Business travellers carrying sensitive commercial materials electronically should seek further advice prior to travel.

Certain parts of the United States can be extremely conservative, and travellers from the LGBT community should seek further advice prior to travel.


How Safe is Travel to Uruguay?

Medium risk – Travel with caution

Street crime like bag snatching and pick-pocketing can be a problem in urban areas of Uruguay. Muggings and armed robberies, although less common, still pose a risk.

Driving standards are extremely poor in Uruguay, and overland travel should be approached with caution.


How Safe is Travel to Venezuela?

Extreme risk – Do not travel

Due to the ongoing political and financial crisis, Venezuela is currently not recommended for travel. Crime rates have risen dramatically and law enforcement agencies are less available for day-to-day policing. Violent protests are a regular occurrence, and armed robbery risks have increased. Kidnapping, both express and long-term ransom, is increasingly common. Private security services, including the use of armoured cars, is increasingly becoming normal for visitors to Venezuela.

If you are required to travel to Venezuela, you are advised to consider our specialist travel support services.


If you (or someone you know) is travelling to the Americas and you would like comprehensive custom-made travel security advice and regular intelligence support, please get in touch!


Disclaimer

The information provided by How Safe Is My Trip Ltd (England & Wales registered company number 10953024) is intended to help you navigate a dangerous world, but is not intended to replace common sense or entirely remove the risks associated with travelling. Unforeseen circumstances are an inevitability with travel and as a result not everything can be planned for. While we endeavour to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information, we live in a rapidly changing world where not all risks can be predicted or mitigated against. By making use of the information provided to you by How Safe Is My Trip Ltd, you acknowledge that any dangers you are exposed to by travelling are faced at your own risk. The information provided by How Safe Is My Trip Ltd should not be considered a recommendation in favour of any particular destination. As an England & Wales registered company, interaction between How Safe Is My Trip Ltd, the general public, and clients will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the England & Wales and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England & Wales.