Har du reisefobi? Bruk Smarttraveller

Smartraveller anbefals hvis du trenger informasjon om reisemÃ¥l verden rundt, spesielt interessant for de som har en viss form for reisefobi og er pÃ¥ jakt etter ting som kan gÃ¥ galt pÃ¥ tur. I følge Jens A. Risnæs er det australske UD’s reisesider de grundigste og best dokumenterte av alle nasjonale sider av denne sjanger. Norsk UD’s landsider benytter visst Smartraveller som utgangspunkt for sine egne anbefalinger. Det er ogsÃ¥ mulig Ã¥ registrere seg og motta e-postvarsler hver gang sidene oppdateres med tanke pÃ¥ Ã¥ fÃ¥ ferskest mulig oppdatering.Hvor godt tipsene stemmer, kan jo være av interesse. Her er hva de skriver om noen av de landene jeg skal besøke neste Ã¥r:

Norge

We advise you to be alert to your own security in Norway. Exercise common sense and look out for suspicious behaviour, as you would in Australia.

Kenya

We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Kenya because of the high threat of terrorist attacks against Western interests in Kenya and high crime levels. We continue to receive reports that terrorists are planning attacks against a range of targets, including places frequented by foreigners.
The US Embassy in Nairobi has issued a warden message advising American citizens in Kenya to evaluate their personal security situation in light of continuing terrorist threats and increasing incidents of violent crime. It noted that terrorist acts may include suicide operations, bombings, attacks on civil aviation, and attacks on maritime vessels in or near Kenyan ports. It further noted that violent criminal attacks, including armed carjacking and home invasions/burglary, can occur at any time and in any location, and are becoming increasingly frequent, brazen, vicious, and often fatal.
In planning your activities, consider the kinds of places known to be terrorist targets. These include commercial and public areas known to be frequented by foreigners such as airports, clubs, restaurants, bars, schools, market places, places of worship, shopping areas, outdoor recreation events, tourist areas and expatriate housing areas. Foreign embassies, hotels and commercial airlines in Kenya have been targeted by terrorists in the past and they remain potential targets.
The incidence of violent carjackings and home invasions against Westerners is increasing and fatalities often result. Innocent bystanders have been killed and wounded in confrontations between police and suspected criminals.
Political demonstrations and rallies will be held in the run-up to presidential elections in late 2007. You should avoid all demonstrations and large public gatherings because of their potential to turn violent. You should pay close attention to your personal security and monitor the media for updates.

Kambodsja

We advise you to exercise caution and monitor developments that might affect your safety in Cambodia because of the risk of civil unrest and violent criminal activity.
Media reports indicate that Cambodian authorities are continuing investigations and seeking possible further members of a suspected terrorist group after foiling an apparent plot to bomb the 2006 Water Festival celebrations in Phnom Penh.
Pay close attention to your personal security and monitor the media for information about possible new safety or security risks.
In the past year there have been human cases of avian influenza in Cambodia. See the Health Issues section below for advice to Australians travelling to or resident in Cambodia.Hmmm.

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