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Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Overall, Warsaw is a safe city with a rating of 80.7, it is ranked 16th out of 113 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous cities.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
As in any other touristic capital in the world large flow of tourists makes pickpocketing and petty theft incredibly popular. Simple precautions will almost eliminate chances of being robbed. The most common way of pickpocketing in Warsaw is when someone distracts your attention, while the other steal your phone or wallet. Don’t let to divert your attention.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Warsaw is a place, where you are not likely to be kidnapped or mugged. Anyway, we recommend you not to accept drinks from strangers and avoid using unofficial taxi.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
There is also common a scam with fake police officers who are under the guise of checking the ID’s additionally ask to show the cash in order to check its authenticity, whilst steal imperceptibly a couple of banknotes. There is scams with fake police officers and criminals which use electronic “skimming” to steal credit card credentials and pin code at some ATM’s. Overcharging scams are also very common, especially in the capital, thus don’t be shy to ask the price of the meal or a cocktail in the bar beforehand as afterward, you could be unpleasantly surprised. Many persons in Warsaw will try to help you, but some of them might be scammers. For instance, you will be proposed to help to purchase a train ticket, however, the helper will simply take your money and run away.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW
Pick-pockets operate in a public transport, especially in Warsaw. SafeAround recommends to be vigilant and look after your belongings all the time and be especially prudent in the overcrowded areas and while getting on the public transport. Taxi drivers are used to overcharge tourists for their services. So, make sure before the ride that taxi meter is on and we additionally advise you to check out the approximate price of the ride beforehand in a hotel or on the web.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
There is flooding possible during the spring. Any other natural disasters are not common.
TERRORISM RISK : LOW
Though the threat from terrorism is low in Poland. In light of frequent terrorist attacks in Europe. We recommend to be vigilant of suspicious activity and abandoned subjects all the time.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Warsaw as the rest of the Poland is safe for women travellers. We advise to exercise normal prudence and use common sense. Whenever possible try to avoid public drunkenness places if you are alone.