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I have been hearing a lot in the news about athletes pulling out, and now with the bridge collapse, and flooding in India, is it really safe to go?

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    and don't forget the Dengue Fever outbreak, too.
    Officially the US, Australian, NZ and UK governments are saying there's a high risk of a terror attack. They're urging you to use a high degree of caution while you're there. They also want you to register your travel plans and contact numbers before you go - which is their way of saying we want to be able to find you when/if the you-know-what hits the fan. But they're 2 steps away from issuing a Do Not Travel warning (next level in Australia is Reconsider Your Need To Travel).
    Unofficially: Delhi is a dangerous place even when there's not a Commonwealth Games. For example, on Friday there's a court ruling on a property dispute which the authorities say could result in a street riot - and that's just a normal day in Delhi!
    But on Sunday two Taiwanese tourists were shot and injured outside a mosque popular with tourists. The Indian Mujahadeen claimed responsibility, and they said they were planning more "surprises" for the games. This is the mob who bombed the German Bakery cafe in Pune in February and injured foreign tourists. They're serious.
    However there will be 80,000 police on the streets during the games. Venue security will be very tight. Inside a venue might be the safest place to be - outside could be a different story.
    In the end, and without an official DON'T GO from government, the decision will be yours. What level of risk are you comfortable with? If you have a family member competing your desire to go might outweigh any risk.
    I can't give a definitive answer, but i hope these facts help you make up your mind.
    If you decide to go, please check your government foreign office for good advice on staying safe. about 6 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Yes almost 5 years ago

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