Most Dangerous Travel Destinations For 2017 Revealed
If you’re planning a trip abroad, you’ll do yourself a favor if you spend a couple of minutes examining this map by International SOS and Control Risks, which predicts the most dangerous travel destinations for 2017.
Done alongside the Ipsos Mori survey this map provides insights about travelers’ experiences around the world. Zika virus and terrorism made 72% of people believe that travel risks are higher in 2017 compared to 2016. In addition, 57% expect 2018 to be even more dangerous. While potential terror attacks are the main concerns (51%), in reality, the biggest harm comes from petty crime and poor road safety.
According to this year’s research, the most dangerous countries are Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya, Darfur, Somalia, South Sudan, as well as Timbuktu and Kidal regions in Mali. On the flip side, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Denmark, Switzerland, and Slovenia are thought to be the safest. Main criteria for rating a country’s danger level were its government’s exercised control and the threat of various kinds of violence to travelers.
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