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Is travelling the Trans-Siberian safe?

Millions of people travel across Russia, China and Mongolia safely every year, locals and tourists alike. In many ways, the Trans-Siberian trains are some of the safest trains to travel on. 

  • Every carriage is looked after 24/7 by at least one attendant known as provodnistas. 
  • Every passenger must show their ticket along with official ID upon entering the train; for foreign visitors this will generally be a passport.
  • At every stop, the trains are inspected to ensure cleanliness and safety.
  • There are containers under bunks or seats to store luggage or valuables. 
  • Some compartments will only have a simple lock on the sliding door, however, other trains will have additional security devices which can be attached to the fitted handle/lock unit. There may also be a steel switch at head-height on the door panel which, when pulled down, prevents the door sliding open.

Whether you are a lone tourist, a couple, family or part of a group, the Trans-Siberian offers an enjoyable and safe experience for all.

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