Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017
Poland has been recently ranked 48th as regards to travel safety and security of a country, as per the latest reports of the World Economic Forum. In comparison to 2015, this ranking is a fall by 13 positions. While assessing and developing the report, crime rate and terrorist threats were taken into account. Poland’s key attractions and well-maintained hotel infrastructure were showcased in the same report. It appears that security issues didn’t mar Poland tourism much. However, the alarming question here – is the fall in terms of safety a reason for concern?
In spite of being a popular destination, Poland still faces questions such as “Is Poland safe?” on different online forums and platforms. Majority of the replies are positive though. Sometimes some visitors have complained about pickpockets and hooliganism. Let’s take a look at what other countries’ Ministries of Foreign Affairs think about Poland and its safety situation.
To quote the official website of United Kingdom’s Foreign Office warns its citizens by saying, ‘most visitors to Poland experience no difficulties. But you should be alert to the possibility of street crime and petty theft, and that foreigners may appear to be lucrative targets. Keep valuables and cash out of sight, especially in crowded areas and tourist spots where pickpockets and bag snatchers operate.’