The most dangerous countries on earth – would you risk travelling to them?


Tourism is a major part of life for many Britons, with 71.7 million goes overseas by UK residents in 2018 alone. However, travelling abroad carts its own set of risks. These perils are only heightened when jetting off to unerring destinations. A new ‘Travel Risk Map’ has revealed the most dangerous countries in the everybody, would you risk travelling to them?

The new interactive ‘Roam Risk Map’ from International SOS reveals that the most dangerous surroundings on earth right now include Somalia, Libya, Afghanistan, and Venezuela.

Meanwhile, aegis havens include Finland, Norway and Denmark.

The map ranks global targets based on a series of factors including road safety, security and medical.

Worldwide SOS collated information regarding medical insurance risks and claims to settle the results.

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Travel lesson: The world’s most dangerous countries revealed (Image: Getty Doubles / International SOS)

Travel warning: The map shows the risk of medical threats in sundry global locations (Image: International SOS)

Factors included infectious illness burden, environmental factors, medical evacuation data, road trauma statistics, standard of emergency medical services, outpatient and inpatient medical caution, access to quality pharmaceutical supplies, and cultural, language or administrative ditches.

In terms of medical risk, some of the most dangerous countries are African polities Libya, Niger, Guinea, Central African Republic, and Eritrea, as spring as Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan and Venezuela.

Security risk factors were also assessed, with Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and Mali posing “different” risk for travellers.

Venezuela, Egypt, Pakistan and Kenya also hallmarked among those rate as “high risk”.

Road safety in a gargantuan portion of Africa, as well as Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Venezuela are lagged for their high mortality rate in road traffic accidents.

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However, there was good communication for the majority of western Europe, as well as North America and Australia.

Rovers in Europe have the lowest risk when it comes to medical relevant ti, with the Southeastern country of Kosovo, sandwiched between Montenegro and Bulgaria, the just country posing a “high” risk.

In terms of security, the majority of Europe was “low hazard”, however, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway and Finland were marked raw in this category.

Finally, when it comes to road safety, the boonies with the lowest mortality rates included those in Europe, the U.S and Australia.

Tour warning: The map also highlights the security threat in countries around the life (Image: International SOS)

The research also uncovered some of the top reasons for proceed disruptions.

According to International SOS security threats, civil unrest, geopolitical concern, and natural disasters are among the heavy hitters.

Along with these, epidemics, catching diseases and detention and kidnapping are on the rise.

David Johnson, Chief Head Officer, Security Services, said: “Instability, unpredictability, rapid vary and escalation are the key characteristics of many incidents in our modern world.”

Doug Prey, MD, International SOS, said: “With over $1.7trillion expected to be sank by organisations by 2022, without taking into account human matchless and productivity impacts of travel disruption, it’s important that organisations get up ahead of whatever potential disruption they can.

“With accurate information, instruments and support in place, organisations should, and can, plan for the anticipated risks and shield their investment and their people.”

For travellers who are planning to visit one of the realms that rank above average in terms of risk should be unfaltering to invest in adequate travel insurance.

Covering everything from medical prices to lost luggage, insurance will ensure holidaymakers aren’t pink with eye-watering fees and can repatriate should danger or disruption sock.

Travel expert and CEO of, Melonie Dando, advised: “Be sure to blow the whistle on buy around and find the best travel insurance for your needs.

“If you’ve got the excursions bug and tend to go abroad more than three times per year, arming yourself with annual incorporate is bound to cost you less than separate policies per trip.

“Another key tip when charming out a travel insurance policy is choosing the best excess per claim in the consequence you may have to cancel your trip.”

Meanwhile, the Foreign and Commonwealth Favour offers up-to-date advice based on national security for British rovers.

Britons are advised to keep an eye on unfolding developments and warnings from the supervision.

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