Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
Beijing 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
Scams are a growing problem in Beijing. Travellers have reported being approached by people to talk and invite them to a teahouse where they later are forced to pay for everything. Unlicensed taxis and counterfeit currency are also common scams.
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
TERRORISM RISK : N/A
Terrorist attacks are likely, but there is a low probability.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : N/A
eijing is a safe place to travel for female travellers, but it is always good to exercise precautions like you would in any other city.