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Dangers & Annoyances

Despite stories of violent crime, drug-related misdeeds and police corruption (some of them internationally high-profile and involving tourists) Goa remains essentially a safe destination for travellers. So long as you adhere to a few basic and common-sense safety precautions, you should stay safe and secure in Goa.

  • Avoid walking along unlit back lanes or beaches areas alone at night.
  • Always agree on the price of a taxi or autorickshaw beforehand.
  • Beware of undertow when swimming.
  • Don't leave valuables in your room.
  • Wear a helmet if riding a motorbike.
  • Steer well clear of drugs.

Government Travel Advice

The following government websites offer travel advisories and information on current hot spots.