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Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
Phuket is an overall safe city. With a rating of 49% Thailand, is ranked 91st out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : LOW
There are some areas with high density of pickpockets among them Chian Wa, Patong and Phuket City market.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Phuket is a safe city in terms of mugging and kidnapping risks; although, some areas are best to be avoided at night.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
There are lots of scammers, fake police officers, and tuk-tuk drivers trying to take advantage of tourists. Be aware of a scam that involves the rental of motorbikes and jet skis, as well as the occasional overcharge for drinks in clubs and bars. There are known situations of people being drugged in bars and clubs in order to rob them. There is an equal high probability of credit card scams in Thailand as anywhere else in the world. Criminals steal credit card credentials and pin codes at some ATMs.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
There is a high risk regarding transportation due to the very hectic traffic.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : HIGH
Severe storms can occur in Thailand. Earthquakes are common and there are numerous tsunamis. For getting the latest meteorological information you can visit Thailand Meteorological Departmentwebsite.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
Terrorism is considered a worldwide threat. We recommend to be vigilant of suspicious activity and abandoned subjects.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Phuket is generally very safe for women travellers.