There is a large amount of advice out there about staying safe when travelling and often this can seem a little daunting. South America is popular for its breath-taking beaches, sophisticated cities, archaeological findings and stunning soundtrack. However, anyone travelling to South America should consider the precautions they need to take.
Whether you’re planning to trek to Machu Picchu, spot penguins on the Ballestas Islands or wander Los Glaciares National Park, you expose yourself to numerous risks when travelling. We have collated all the information you need to be prepared for your trip on our South America destination pages.