Joining Starling gives you instant access to a wealth of travel safety information on over 250 countries and territories around the world.

If you are travelling to an unfamiliar destination you can use these reports to quickly understand any potential risks you might face. You can then plan accordingly so as to avoid them.

You can also share your own knowledge, advice and experience on locations you do know about, so that other travellers can benefit from your insight.

Maybe you can recommend a hospital, tell us about the local taxis or warn us about crime, natural hazards or driving conditions.

Maybe you can recommend safe parts of town or neighbourhoods to be avoided, or share news articles that provide insight into the local environment.

If you upload three comments, you will be rewarded with access to country-specific risk mitigation advice, compiled by our travel experts and former Special Forces personnel.

The more everyone comments on the locations that they know about, the more useful the site will become.

If you want to join our vibrant, helpful community, you can register here for free.