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Natural Hazards and Getting Around in Tonga

TONGA | Fri, 16 Dec 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [547]

Getting around Tonga will generally be fine. There have been some blips on the country’s maritime safety track record, with the sinking of ferry Princess Ashika ceasing all inter-island travel temporarily in August 2009. In late 2010, a new ferry, ... Read more >

Tags: tonga, travel-advice, travel-safety-tips

Senegal Elections - Travel Alert

SENEGAL | Sun, 11 Dec 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [810]

The US Department of State has issued an alert to its citizens warning of the potential for civil unrest and violence in Senegal prior to and directly following the upcoming Presidential elections scheduled for February 26, 2012. ... Read more >

Tags: africa, senegal, travel-advice, travel-alert

Good Times in Slovakia

SLOVAKIA | Mon, 1 Aug 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [709] | Comments [2]

Slovakians value their privacy and close ties, so they may seem distant and reserved at first. This gradually changes once they get to know you. You should always address people by their family names unless you're invited to use the first. ... Read more >

Tags: customs, europe, slovakia, travel-advice

Swiss Laws and Customs

SWITZERLAND | Tue, 26 Jul 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1125]

Visitors to Switzerland often find it remarkable how obedient as a culture the Swiss are. There are rules and regulations for everything, some of which might surprise the outsider. In each canton there are traditions and ways of doing things, and ... Read more >

Tags: europe, law, switzerland, travel-advice, travel-legal

Weathering Weather & Bureaucracy in Mongolia

MONGOLIA | Thu, 30 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [783]

From border bureaucracy to road rage to extreme temperatures, Mongolia demands that you pay attention to your surroundings and prepare accordingly. It is not an easy place to travel, especially if you're by yourself, but the rewards ... Read more >

Tags: asia, borders, mongolia, roads, travel-advice, weather

What about my trip?

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 2 May 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1429]

The US and other foreign government are warning their citizens that extremists and Al Qaida splinter groups are very likely to attempt to take revenge after the US announced it had found and killed Al Qaida figurehead, Osama Bin Laden These ... Read more >

Tags: travel-advice, worldwide

Travel Advice - Japan

JAPAN | Fri, 18 Mar 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [3568] | Comments [3]

In light of the catastrophe in Japan many of you want to know about changing travel plans, cancelling trips getting out of there and obtaining refunds. You want to know "am I covered?" Well, you've come to the right place. Not only have ... Read more >

Tags: ami covered, asia, earthquake, insurance advice, japan, travel-advice, travel-alert, tsunami

Jasmine Revolution - Latest News

WORLDWIDE | Fri, 25 Feb 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1343]

The situation across North Africa is changing day-by-day, sometimes hour-by-hour. We always advise travellers that one of their best safety measures is to monitor news and events. Here is a list of news sources to check for continuing coverage.... Read more >

Tags: egypt, jordan, libya, mid east, morocco, north africa, syria, travel-advice, yemen

The Threat of Terrorism in Turkey

TURKEY | Mon, 13 Dec 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [2624] | Comments [1]

Terror in Turkey? Or just a lot of gobble? The words ‘Terrorist threat’ can inspire many feelings in travellers: Fear, unease, and in many cases, irrationality. We’ll say it from the start though. It is no secret that Turkey is prone to terrorist ... Read more >

Tags: anzac, dawn service, europe, gallipoli, kurds, safety, travel-advice, travel-terrorism, turkey

France Strikes - Travel Alert

FRANCE | Thu, 21 Oct 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [3642]

The plans of thousands of holidaymakers have been thrown into chaos by an escalating confrontation between the government and protesters angry at austerity measures. As half-term school holidays approach, President Sarkozy is promising ... Read more >

Tags: cancellation, europe, france, paris, protests, strikes, travel-advice, travel-alert

New Terror Warning for Europe

FRANCE | Mon, 18 Oct 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [1763]

Two weeks after the U.S. controversially issued a non-specific, Europe-wide terror alert, new information has been revealed about a threat. The French Interior Minister has revealed Saudi Arabian intelligence sources told his government several ... Read more >

Tags: europe, france, paris, terror, travel-advice, travel-alert

Is Mexico Safe? (updated)

MEXICO | Fri, 15 Oct 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [7971] | Comments [3]

A lot of people intending to travel to Mexico are concerned for their safety. They've read the travel warnings, they've seen the media reports about murders and drug wars, and yet they also know people who continue to travel to Mexico and return safely ... Read more >

Tags: central america, mexico, travel-advice, travel-safety

Iran Dual Nationality - Travel Alert

IRAN | Wed, 13 Oct 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [2687]

The U.S. Department of State released the following Travel Warning for Iran on October 8, 2010. Iran Travel Warning U.S. citizens are warned to carefully consider the risks of travel to Iran.  Dual national Iranian-American citizens ... Read more >

Tags: iran, mid east, travel-advice, travel-alert

Germany and Terrorism

GERMANY | Mon, 11 Oct 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [854]

When you hear about possible terrorist attacks in Europe, Germany is usually among the countries mentioned as a target. This certainly isn't a reason to avoid travelling there, but there are a few simple tips that can help you avoid getting ... Read more >

Tags: europe, germany, terrorism, travel-advice

Europe-wide Terror Alert

WORLDWIDE | Tue, 5 Oct 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [1609]

The United States has taken the unusual step of issuing a Europe-wide terror alert to its citizens, prompting other governments, including Australia, UK, France, Sweden, and Japan to follow suit with warnings to their own nationals. In a ... Read more >

Tags: australia, europe, france, germany, japan, travel-advice, travel-alert, uk, usa

New Delhi Games Security Alert

INDIA | Wed, 22 Sep 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [1571]

As the New Delhi Commonwealth Games staggers from crisis to terror threat and back to crisis there are two questions on everyone’s lips: “should I go?” and “Am I covered by travel insurance if I do?” Am I Covered? This is the easier ... Read more >

Tags: games, india, security, terror alert, travel-advice, travel-alert

Thailand Redshirts Protests - Travel Alert

THAILAND | Fri, 17 Sep 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [1526]

Security has been tightened in Bangkok and Chang Mai as thousands of Redshirts plan to gather September 17 – 19 for protests marking the 4 th anniversary of the 2006 coup. The US, UK, Australia and NZ governments have re-issued warnings about ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, chang mai, protests, thailand, travel-advice, travel-alert, violence

New Zealand Earthquake - Travel Alert UPDATE

NEW ZEALAND | Mon, 6 Sep 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [1754]

A state of emergency declared on Saturday for earthquake affected Christchurch has been extended until midday on Wednesday September 8 th .  The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency management has asked intending travellers to postpone travel ... Read more >

Tags: christchurch, earthquake, new zealand, quake, travel-advice, travel-alert

New Zealand Earthquake - Travel Alert

NEW ZEALAND | Sat, 4 Sep 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [6342]

A strong, magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Christchurch just after 4:30 on Saturday morning 4 September (local time). There have been no reported deaths, although there has been a steady stream of injured at the city's hospitals. So far ... Read more >

Tags: christchurch, earthquake, new zealand, quake, travel-advice, travel-alert, travel-insurance, travel-tips

USA Hurricane Earl - Travel Alert UPDATE

USA | Fri, 3 Sep 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [1029]

A state of emergency has been declared in North Carolina, and several boroughs of New York City (including Manhattan) are on Tropical Storm Watch as Hurricane Earl continues to move up the US east coast. Where Is Earl? At 5pm EDT on Thursday ... Read more >

Tags: am-i-covered-if, hurricane earl, storm, travel-advice, travel-alert, travel-insurance, usa

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