NOV 25, 2017 AT 02:31 AM
Pablo Escobar may be long dead, but even though there was recent recognition of Medellin as the best tourist destination in South America, the country still poses a high risk for tourists. Armed gangs, drug trafficking, criminal groups and enterprises such as BACRIM, and robberies still occur throughout the country, while the capital sometimes suffers from acts of terrorism.
The country’s capital, Sanaa, is the base of many rebel groups that target and detain mostly American citizens. The country also has a high prevalence of active extremist groups such as Al-Qa’ida. The other problem is the lack of basic amenities like medical assistance, water and food because of frequent air strikes and land mines.
There is a lot of insecurity in the world today. Even when travelling to other parts of the world, make sure to take care of yourself, because bad situations can happen anywhere.