Warnings & Dangers
Spain is a very safe country. It is ranked 17th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries.
PICKPOCKETS RISK: HIGH
As a top tourist destination, pickpocketing is the major risk for tourists in Spain. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.
MUGGING & KIDNAPPING RISK: LOW
Spain is a safe country regarding mugging and kidnapping risks, although some areas are best to be avoided at night.
SCAMS RISK: HIGH
There are a lot of scammers and con-artists trying to take advantage of tourists, particularly in large cities and around major landmarks in Spain. Be aware of “gold ring” tricks, fake petitions, groups of teenagers acting strangely or trying to distract you; and people offering help with your luggage.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK: LOW
Transports and taxis are generally very safe in Spain.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK: LOW
There is very little risk regarding natural disasters in Spain, other than avalanches which can be a significant threat when skiing in the Pyrenees.
TERRORISM RISK: MEDIUM
Spain has not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks, but it is best to stay alert since other countries in Europe have been targeted.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK: LOW
Spain is generally very safe for women travelers.