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Canada is issuing travel advisories to these European countries


European countries are popular summer holiday destinations but many places have travel information.

Most countries in Europe are relatively safe but there are some safety tips to keep in mind.

The Government of Canada has a travel advisories and advice page to help travelers make informed decisions and travel safely outside of Canada.

They analyze trends and incidents affecting international travelers, monitor world events and collect up-to-date reports from various sources.

There is a threat of terrorist attacks in most European countries.

Here are some of the European countries with advice:

UK

Risks: Threats of terrorism and crime.

Reasons: Petty crime, such as pickpocketing and pickpocketing, is common. Mobile phone theft is common in some tourist areas of London. Vehicle thefts and thefts from parked vehicles also occur, especially in tourist areas and roadside rest areas.

Theft is common in restaurants, pubs and bars. Never leave bags or purses hanging on the back of the chair.

Violent crimes, such as robberies, knife crimes and sexual assaults occur, especially in larger cities. There have been incidents where passengers have been sexually assaulted and robbed when riding in unlicensed taxis.

The UK government maintains a public terrorism alert system and the threat level is currently 3 (“significant”) on a scale of 5.


Netherlands

Risks: Threats of terrorism and crime.

Reasons: Petty crimes, such as pickpocketing and bag snatching, occur, especially in larger cities.

Organized groups of pickpockets often use distraction techniques. Usually, one member of the group will distract someone by spilling something on them or by asking for directions, while others rob the victim.

The Dutch government maintains a public terrorism warning system and communicates threat level changes online and through local media. The current threat level for the Netherlands is level 4 (“significant”) on a scale of 5.


Italy

Risks: Threats of terrorism and crime.

Reason: Petty crime such as pickpocketing and pickpocketing occurs, and tourists are often targeted. Organized groups of thieves often use distraction techniques and are particularly active at tourist attractions and attractions.

The Italian government maintains a public terrorism alert system. Changes in the preparedness level are mainly communicated via local media. Expect an increased presence of police and military forces during holidays and in public places, including tourist spots and major landmarks.


Germany

Risks: Threats of terrorism and the UEFA EURO 2024 football tournament.

Reasons: Germany is hosting the UEFA EURO 2024 football tournament from June 14 to July 14, 2024. The games will be played in ten cities across the country. Crime, such as theft, usually increases around major sporting events. Thieves often target tourists.

The German government maintains a public terrorism warning system. Changes in the warning level are communicated via local media. The travel advisory suggests that tourists be especially vigilant when attending sporting events and during religious holidays and other public holidays, as terrorists have used such occasions to carry out attacks.


Spain

Risks: Threats of terrorism and crime.

Reasons: Petty crime, such as pickpocketing and pickpocketing, is common. It is most prevalent in major cities and especially during holidays, festivals and weekends.

There has been a significant increase in stolen passports in the Barcelona region in recent years.

The Spanish government maintains a public terrorism alert system and communicates changes in the threat level online and through local media. The current threat level for Spain is level 4 (“high”) on a scale of 5.


For a full list of advice and further information, see the website here.

Main photo of Venice, Italy: Federico Beccari

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