Safety and Security

General Concerns

*** Wikivoyage – General Concerns (Portal of Travel Concerns – such as Tipping, Toilets, Disabilities and More)


Safety around the world can be a big issue from the recently volatile Middle east region to the relatively popular Europe region. No matter where you are off to it’s important to familiarise yourself with local security risks and conditions.

As an Australian for a start, go to the smartraveller website and is where you can sign up to email notifications for the region you are travelling to. This is updated daily.

A great book on international travelling personal security is by Tanya Spencer -“Personal Security: A Guide for International Travelers” –

Other useful websites about travelling safe in general:

Wikitravel also provide a useful resource for travel conditions (this is peer created data, so it may not be 100% accurate but can be used as a guide, as the information is from first hand travellers.


Personal Safety – Tips and considerations

Global Homicide rates Map (shows where most risk of safety) –
Institute of economics and peace – Global terrorism index –
International Risk Outlook Charts (Health and General Risk) – by International SOS –

Safety in a foreign country –
Travel Safety (World Nomads) –

Female Travelling Tips

Solo Europe Travel –
Top tips for women travellers –

Housesitting Safety / Away from home Safety

Keeping your home safe – Travel –
Trusted house sitters –

Links last checked : / /2015

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