Starling Safety is a web service containing detailed safety information, facts, figures, analysis and advice on over 200 countries and territories around the world.
It also contains a collaborative feature whereby our registered users leave safety advice and travel guidance on specific locations for one other. It can advice on the roads, information on taxi services or advice on a breaking-news situation, so long as it helps other users plan their travel safely.
The site contains over 20,000 data points covering everything that could affect your travel, including crime rates, road conditions, climate considerations, natural disasters, diseases, hospital standards, politics, economics, cultural norms and a range of other issues.
If you know a country, please leave comments, advice and other information on the relevant country page to help other people travel, work and live in these countries more safely.
The more we all share, the more everyone will benefit.
Our small team has extensive experience working in travel safety, including in some of the most dangerous parts of the world.
The founder of Starling Safety has been helping people work in war zones for over 12 years. During that time he advised journalists caught up in terrorist attacks in Asia and the Middle East, helped evacuate clients from revolutions in Africa and worked to free victims held in hostage situations in crime hotspots ranging from Latin America to the Indian Ocean.
Our other partners, advisors and contributors range from security specialists, former police officers and military personnel to aid workers, tour guides and hoteliers, giving the site professional and reliable insight, with trust-based collaboration from well-meaning travellers who want to help make the world a better place for everyone.
We have several hundred contributors providing advice and insight on locations around the world. Our users include experienced travellers, expatriates, academic specialists and local residents, all of whom have helpful hints and sensible advice to share with other travellers.
Our users are based in all manner of locations, ranging from downtown Manhattan to the Himalayas, with everything in between. Some of them live in suburbia, some of them live in war zones, at least two of them live on a boat, but it doesn’t really matter where you live or what you do, you can at least tell us about the area around you. It’s somewhere you know and it won’t be familiar to everyone, so sign up, share what you know and gain access to advice on information on locations around the world – for free.
You can register to join us for free here.