Our Americas page covers South and Central America as well as the USA and Canada. As a result there is a huge range of issues facing travellers. In South and Central America we would highlight the risk of crime, a number of the scams below relate to this. Too often people are being mugged at night when carrying a debit card - next trip will be to the ATM under duress so don't go out with one in high crime areas. Dengue Fever & now Chikungunya Fever is a persistent risk. Big thanks to Sam Lebus for all his recent contribution
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27 May, 2018
Dengue Fever: Increased cases in Thailand and Argentina
South Africa: bus strike ongoing
Sri Lanka: possible rail and power strikes 8/9 May
Kenya: Further heavy rains & flo...
23 May, 2018
Most travellers have a fun and safe time in SE Asia, the area has huge opportunitites. Parts, especially in Thailand, are overflowing with travellers so one has to make a bit more of and effort to ...
18 May, 2018
The best bits of Latin America are the rural areas. The topography and environment is diverse, there are many cultural and historical differences and most gappers have a superb time. Our rural...