Cities

Choose a city and find out specific tips and advice to improve your safety when visiting.

Cities around the world

How many cities are on Earth?

At the turn of the century in 2000, there were 371 cities with 1 million inhabitants or more worldwide. By 2018, the number of cities with at least 1 million inhabitants had grown to 548.

We are working hard to provide relevant and up to date safety information for all the cities across the world.

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  • Aerial view of Sheffield and Yorkshire countryside

    Our Travel Guide For 2021

    2020 left a lot to be desired when it came to travel. The coronavirus situation put a temporary end to many people’s holiday plans, but there is hope that in 2021 we will be able to get back to doing what we love and exploring the world. The travel industry needs all the help it can get to rebuild, and we hope this guide will provide you with the key safety information required so that you can travel safely when destinations open-up again.

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  • Amsterdam

    Amsterdam is the capital of and most populated city in the Netherlands. With a multitude of canals and waterways running through the city, many refer to Amsterdam as the ‘Venice of the North’.

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  • A river flowing next to buildings in Leeds

    Leeds

    Leeds is a city located in West Yorkshire and is the most populated city in the general Yorkshire and Humber region. Originally a market town with major trade and production of wool and flax, Leeds began to absorb surrounding towns and villages to become a dominant urban location by the 20th century.

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  • Overlooking a road to Berlin

    Berlin

    Berlin is both the capital of and the largest city in Germany. It has a population of just over 3.7 million, which also makes it one of the most-population cities within the European Union as well. Berlin is home to several notable buildings, including the Berliner Fernsehturm, which is a large telecommunications tower that visitors can go up to experience stunning views across the city.

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  • The Top 5 Places to Travel to Post-COVID-19

    2020 was a very unexpected and challenging year for us all. The difficulties brought on by the coronavirus pandemic affected all aspects of life, in particular our ability to travel around the world.

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  • How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Flight Industry

    This week we were joined by Joe, who is currently training to become a commercial pilot. Joe was completing the second year of his training in Dubai when the coronavirus pandemic hit and unfortunately had to return to the UK.

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  • From Australia to the UK: Flying Home During COVID-19

    Our story begins with May, a fourth year Marketing Management student at York St John University. In her third year, she flew from the UK to Australia to undertake a work placement in the marketing and PR industry.

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  • Woman on like looking out over water

    Montreal

    As Québec’s largest province, Montreal is a large city that sits amongst skyscrapers and the Saint Lawerence River. From cobblestoned neighbourhoods, to French colonial architecture, this city is home to many cultural influences that are reflected in its character.

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  • Toronto sign and fountains

    Toronto

    Toronto is a cosmopolitan city that is home to vibrant lifestyles, art and beaches. The city’s food reflects the multicultural diversity, with restaurants providing an insight into the population. There is so much to explore in the city, from waterfront walks, to kayaking around Toronto Islands.

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  • Boats sailing in the water Vancouver

    Vancouver

    Vancouver, located in British Columbia, is a cultural hub that offers plenty of actives. As a port city, its waterfront allows for outdoor exploring on ferries and boat services. From urban city living, to adventures in the mountains, Vancouver is a host for lots of opportunities.

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  • Small park with benches and a statue

    Quebec City

    Quebec City holds quaint streets and stone buildings. The bend of French culture is at the heart of the city, represented not only in the language, but in the colonial architecture. The city borders the Saint Lawerence River, making for beautiful scenery when exploring.

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  • Small street in between buildings

    Calgary

    Calgary, a cosmopolitan Alberta city that is home to adventure and fun. It has an amazing lifestyle, from its nightlife to its sport. As a former host to the 1988 Winter Olympics, Calgary is famed for its outdoor adventures and winter sports.

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  • Yellow campervan parked on the side of the road

    Victoria

    Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. This city is situated on Vancouver Island, being surrounded by beautiful wildlife and scenery. There is so much to explore in this city, form its former colonial past in its architecture, or its contemporary Butchart Gardens with 55 acres of beauty.

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  • Glossy canal in Annecy

    Annecy

    Situated in Southeastern France, Annecy is an alpine town that holds plenty of character. From cobbled streets, to twisting canals, there is so much heritage to explore. It is the city for adventure, exploring life on the mountains and surrounding lakes.

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  • Dark blue ocean with buildings off the coast

    Antibes

    As a resort town, Antibes lies between Cannes and Nice. From its 16th Century character, this city embraces its history in every aspect of its monuments. Bordering the ocean front, it is home to yachts that are moored at the Port Vauban marina.

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  • Window with planet outside it

    Dijon

    Dijon is one of France’s most appealing cities. Filled with culture and heritage, it is a city that holds character and charm. From medieval to Renaissance buildings, it is a centre for historic stories. As a well connected city, there is so much to explore and see.

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  • Looking out from the foliage towards Grenoble

    Grenoble

    In the region of southeastern France, Grenoble is located in the mountains between the Drac and Isére rivers. Home to winter sports, this is a visit for family fun and seasonal travel. The city pictures 18th century character on its slops, where historic museums lay open.

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  • Bright blue waters with a small island out to sea

    Marseille

    Marseille is a port city in southern France. The city holds history having been a former fishmonger land, being at the heart of the Vieux-Port. Bordering the Mediterranean Sea, the city is home to lots of activities and scenic routes.

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  • Old bridge in Metz

    Metz

    Metz is a quaint city in northeastern France. Its deep green trees help line the streets alongside the Moselle and Seville river. The Old Town is filled with history, from the cathedral, to the nearby museum. There is so much to explore in this scenic city.

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  • Large bridge surrounded by greenery

    Nimes

    Located in southern France, Nîmes was a former outpost for the Roman Empire. This well-preserved commune, is packed with rich history and culture. There is so much to explore in this area.

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For more country specific travel & safety information, please visit the Travel Aware website by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.