Travel Security in the U.K.

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Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
No health or vaccination requirements. However, immigration officers can refer individuals to a doctor for a medical examination: someone visibly unwell, intending to remain for more than 6 months or coming from a country with a high rate of tuberculosis.
For Further Information
World Health Organization
Department of Health

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Safety Conditions

Crime rates are generally low; however crime, including violent crime, has increased over the last few years, especially in London.  Incidents include pick pocketing; mugging; ?snatch and grab? thefts of mobile phones etc.; and theft of unattended bags, especially at airports and from parked cars.
Terrorist Risk
The United Kingdom is politically stable but there is an increased threat of terrorist incidents of international origin, as well as the potential for isolated violence related to the political situation in Northern Ireland.
Risk of Natural Disaster
The West of England was affected by severe flooding in 2007, but the risk of natural disasters is generally very low.
Traveling Women Conditions
Women should take special care when out alone at night, particularly in cities. Avoid unlit areas and empty train compartments.
For Further Information
Visit Britain
Travel information from the Canadian Foreign Office
U.S. Department of State travel information

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