Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
Guangzhou is quite safe and a non-violent city. Travelers are often victims of petty crime, but this can be prevented by taking precautions.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : N/A
Pickpockets and purse snatching are common in crowded places. We advise that you keep an eye on your belonging when you find yourself in busy and crowded areas.
MUGGING RISK : N/A
Mugging and kidnapping against foreigners are extremely rare.
SCAMS RISK : N/A
Counterfeit currency is a significant problem in Guangzhou. Always try to carry small bills or to use exact change.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : N/A
Be cautious when taking a taxi, especially at airports. Avoid unlicensed taxis, insist that the taxi driver use his/her meter, request a receipt, and ask your driver to remove the bags from the trunk before you get out of the taxi and before you pay.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : N/A
Typhoons are common in summer and autumn.
TERRORISM RISK : N/A
Likely but the probabilities are low.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : N/A
Guangzhou is a safe place to travel for female travellers, but it is always good to exercise precautions like you would in any other country.