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What Can I Wear? - UAE

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Thu, 14 Jun 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2631] | Comments [4]

In June 2012 two Emirati women began a twitter campaign calling on foreign visitors to respect their culture and adhere to an existing dress code. Hannan Al Rayyes and Asma Al Muheiri launched their  UAE Dress Code  page on Twitter because ... Read more >

Tags: culture and customs, mid east, travel-legal, travel-safety, uae

Israel Airport Security - Is Getting In Really That Tough?

ISRAEL | Wed, 6 Jun 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1529]

Given the level of tension in the region, it will be no surprise that security at Israel’s airports is stringent. Arriving by aircraft you will notice a couple of security guards waiting when you go up the escalators from your flight - if you seem ... Read more >

Tags: airport security, israel, mid east, travel-legal, travel-safety

Law and Health in Trinidad & Tobago

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO | Tue, 8 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [544]

If you have packed your camouflage cargo board shorts to wear on the beach in Trinidad and Tobago, think again. There are laws prohibiting the import of camouflage pattern materials, without permission from the Minister of National Security. It’s ... Read more >

Tags: caribbean, travel-legal, trinidad and tobago

Bribes & Corruption in Tanzania

TANZANIA | Tue, 8 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [519]

Tanzania, like many developing countries, suffers from corruption; so don’t be surprised if you’re asked for a payment to make something run smoother or to make a problem go away. Some travellers are averse to paying bribes to anyone, especially ... Read more >

Tags: africa, tanzania, travel-legal

Local Laws and Customs - Tunisia

TUNISIA | Mon, 7 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [832]

Tunisia is a Muslim country and it pays to respect the local tradition, customs and religion. During the holy month of Ramadan or when near religious areas, you should take a little extra care not to offend. The southern desert areas ... Read more >

Tags: africa, travel-legal, travel-transport, tunisia

Crime, Customs and the Qatari Way

QATAR | Thu, 3 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [739]

Qatar lies on the Persian Gulf in eastern Arabia north of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Despite its seat in an often volatile section of the Middle East, it’s a generally safe country with a low crime rate.  This perhaps due in part ... Read more >

Tags: middle east, qatar, travel-legal

Oman - You Cannot Be Serious!

OMAN | Thu, 3 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [800]

Oman has some laws which visitors may find a little odd, but ignore them at your peril! It’s illegal to show anger in any way. Verbal abuse, gesturing with impatience, even the wrong facial expression can be grounds for someone filing a ... Read more >

Tags: middle east, oman, travel-legal

Local Laws - Nigeria

NIGERIA | Tue, 1 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [309]

Some of the local laws and customs in Nigeria focus on its heavy Muslim population. It boasts the largest number of practitioners in sub-Saharan Africa, and much scrutiny will be given to revealing clothes and overt sexual behaviour. Be especially ... Read more >

Tags: africa, nigeria, travel-legal

Zambia's Local Laws

ZAMBIA | Wed, 4 Apr 2012 | By safetyhub | 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

Bali Holiday Travel Alert

INDONESIA | Fri, 16 Mar 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1713]

(UPDATE: MARCH 19. Balinese anti-terror police conducted raids over the weekend which reports say have thwarted an attack planned for the night before Nyepi - Balinese New Year. According to News.com.au , sources within Bali police said the terrorists ... Read more >

Tags: bali, festivals, indonesia, travel-alert, travel-legal, travel-tips

Local Laws & Customs - Madagascar

MADAGASCAR | Sat, 7 Jan 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2650] | Comments [1]

If you’re planning a trip to Madagascar you have just assured yourself one of the most amazing adventures you will ever experience.   This country has something to offer everyone, from the extreme and adventurous traveler to the most relaxed and ... Read more >

Tags: africa, madagascar, travel-legal, travel-safety, travel-tips

What You Can (Or Can't) Do In The United Arab Emirates

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Mon, 12 Dec 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [2509]

There are many reasons why the UAE has such a low crime rate compared to the rest of the world. Part of it is cultural, and property and violent crimes are generally speaking frowned upon, and part of it is that a lot of things are illegal in the UAE ... Read more >

Tags: alcohol, local laws, travel-legal, travel-safety, uae, united arab emirates

Local Laws in Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE | Wed, 16 Nov 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [629]

Zimbabwe like a lot of African countries follows a certain set of rules. Love or hate them, these must be followed or you will find yourself in a tough situation. If you want a good holiday/adventure these are the harsh realities of how Zimbabweans ... Read more >

Tags: africa, law, travel-legal, travel-safety-tips, zimbabwe

Tips for Senegal Travellers

SENEGAL | Fri, 4 Nov 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [973]

When traveling around Senegal, keep in mind that it is a mostly Muslim country. While many Senegalese show incredible tolerance for other religious backgrounds and practices, it is still a conservative society that praises modest dress codes for ... Read more >

Tags: africa, disease, health, local laws, senegal, travel-health, travel-legal, travel-safety-tips

Weird & Strange Jordan

JORDAN | Mon, 31 Oct 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [2838]

Jordan has laws that may seem strange to Western travellers. As weird as they may seem you have to follow them or risk imprisonment or being kicked out of the country. Oh, and simply claiming ignorance won't save you from this fate. Read on to ... Read more >

Tags: customs, jordan, laws, middle east, travel-legal, travel-safety

Afghani Laws and Customs

AFGHANISTAN | Fri, 7 Oct 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [535]

In the 1960’s Afghanistan was a fairly open, inclusive and progressive country. While it has always been an Islamic country, during the Hippie Trail days it was a far less restrictive one. These days Afghanistan can often seem medieval, regressive and ... Read more >

Tags: afghanistan, cops, laws, military, rules, travel-legal, travel-safety-tips

Cote D'lvoire - Transport, Health And Local Laws

COTE DIVOIRE | Fri, 30 Sep 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [771]

The road system is generally good but deteriorating. Driving conditions can be slow and hazardous due to frequent military check-points and roadblocks throughout the country, poorly maintained and unlit vehicles and extremely poor driving skills.  ... Read more >

Tags: africa, cote dlvoire, travel-health, travel-legal, travel-safety

Bulgaria Laws and Customs

BULGARIA | Wed, 14 Sep 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [490]

Bulgaria carries some classically European customs in addition to a few other local ways that may surprise the average traveller.   Like many parts of Europe, Bulgaria has many residents who smoke - they are, after all, a major producer of tobacco.... Read more >

Tags: bulgaria, customs, europe, law, travel-legal, travel-safety-tips

Bosnia - History for Travellers

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA | Tue, 16 Aug 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [507] | Comments [4]

Bosnia and Herzegovina have come a long way to reach political stability. However, local political difficulties and ethnic tension still exist. Random politically-related violence could occur with little to no warning.   It's unlikely you'll get ... Read more >

Tags: bosnia & herzegovina, europe, travel-legal, travel-tips

Vanuatu Travel Tips & Safety Guide

VANUATU | Thu, 11 Aug 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1335]

It’s hard to imagine that there could be any real threats to your health or welfare in such a divine tropical paradise, but there are! Sunburn anyone? Dehydration? What about The Bends or a huge Kava hangover? And let’s not forget the massive fault ... Read more >

Tags: disease, oceania, travel-crime, travel-legal, travel-safety, travel-transport, vanuatu

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