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 and now Chikungunya Fever is a persistent risk. Big thanks to Sam Lebus for all his recent contributions.
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20 Jun, 2019
Sri Lanka: FCO now advises against all but essential travel
Australia: Water rationing introduced in NSW
India: Record temperatures in N India
Philippines: Increased cases of ...
17 Jun, 2019
Travelling to South East Asia
Most travellers and backpackers have a fun and safe time in SE Asia. The area has huge opportunitites. Parts, especially in Thailand, are overflowing with tr...
13 Jun, 2019
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...