Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
St. Petersburg is an overall safe city with a rating of 54.7, it is ranked 81 out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous cities.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : HIGH
Being one of the most visited cities in Russia, Saint Petersburg attracts numerous pickpockets, thus don’t flash your money, exercise caution while observing the street performers and be ready to block your card immediately after your card has been stolen.
MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM
Avoid suspicious looking men, as most often such crimes were executed by them. Use only taxi applications like Uber, if you need to take a taxi.
SCAMS RISK : HIGH
As in any other big city the risk of scam is high. Be aware of street gambling games and never allow anybody to look after your belongings.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW
Beware of pickpockets in the public transport, especially while getting on and off. If you decided to travel overnight by train to Moscow in a sleeping compartment, keep all your valuables in the special container under the bed. Don’t accept any food or beverages from strangers, who travelling within the same compartment with you.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : HIGH
There are no natural risks in Saint Petersburg.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
Due to recent terrorist attack in the subway in February, the risk of the new attacks are extremely high.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Generally, the situation is calm. Try to avoid being alone out in the city at night and communicate with Kurdish looking people. Use only official taxi services.