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San Francisco Travel warnings

US Gulf States - Hurricane Isaac

A tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico is intensifying and is expected to be named as Hurricane Isaac some time today, almost exactly 7 years after Katrina devastated New Orleans. Forecasters are warning Isaac, a categ

Is The US Violent?

According to a comprehensive study of crime, homicide, gun possession, incarceration rates and police numbers – the US is more ‘peaceful’ now than at any time in the past 20 years. The US Peace Index conducted by

Tips & Trouble in the USA

Hard to believe, but failing to tip properly in the USA could be a safety issue. Arguments over bad tips have been known to come to blows, especially New York’s taxi drivers. Many Americans work for next-to-nothing a

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USA: San Francisco Giants World Series win sparks hi-tech 'Four-Square' riots. Messages to "set things on fire" posted.

over 6 years ago

Qantas flight was forced to return to San Francisco International Airport early Tuesday when the jetliner's engine exploded in mid-air,

almost 7 years ago

American Airlines flight bound for New York was stopped before takeoff at San Francisco after there was a threat to the plane. 2 arrested

almost 7 years ago

Recommended vaccinations for San Francisco

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

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Are there areas which are safe for our children? We have two girls 7 and 9 and live in the USA.

It would be helpful if you could be more specific about where you're intending to travel, when and in what circumstances. I'm sure the community would love t... read more »
about 4 years ago

Hello , we'be booked to go to hurghada in 2 weeks with 3 young kids, what now fretting if it's safe to go now?

The Red Sea resorts remain safe and very tourist-friendly destinations. You might want to see some of the previous posts along similar lines such as this one... read more »
over 4 years ago

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