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World’s Most Dangerous Countries Revealed, And It May Change Your Travel Plans
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World’s Most Dangerous Countries Revealed, And It May Change Your Travel Plans

Just like last year, International SOS and Control Risks have released a map that shows just how tourist-friendly all countries are, and it’s worth looking at if you’re planning a trip for 2018 to a place you’ve never been before. After all, we all like coming back from a holiday with all of our limbs and other valuables.

Collecting data from the World Health Organization and other institutions, the interactive ‘Travel Risk Map’ reveals just how risky countries are regarding road safety, security and medical matters. According to The Ipsos Mori Business Resilience Trends Watch 2018, 63% of people think travel-related risks have increased during the past year. In the paper, security threats and natural disasters were cited as main reasons for changed travel plans.

Scroll down to check out how countries rank up against each other and let us know what you think about it in the comment section below!

More info: travelriskmap.com (h/t)

This is how much travelers will be risking their health in 2018 across the globe

And this is how the world looks from a security threat point of view

Finally, the number of road accidents

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Angie Hamilton
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4 years ago

So USA is quite safe I guess, dont have to worry about gun shot

Kara Witham
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4 years ago

I lived in Chicago, IL, USA for 17 years and moved after a guy was shot right across the street from my apartment. People were stabbed in my neighborhood too, mostly gang activity which I'd never be targeted, but getting caught in the crossfire was always a possibility. Now I live in a small town in Minnesota, USA, where the police cars I'm sure are collecting dust. When I go on vacation, I, like most vacationers, mostly go to the vibrant, highly populated cities which invariably have a ton more crime than the more boring and unvisited places. So, in most of the USA, you don't have to worry about gunshots. But if you head to of Chicago, NYC, LA, Miami, etc, your risk level shoots way up.

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Community Member
4 years ago

Greenland seems pretty safe...I think

Sunzilla
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4 years ago

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Does Greenland have any roads? I always imagine it as just one huge flat field of ice.

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Kara Witham
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4 years ago

I don't trust these assessments, because the specific cities with have wildly different stats, especially when you consider densely populated cities vs suburban or rural areas. The USA and France are given a "Low" security threat rating, but think of all the terrorist attacks in the major tourist centers there like New York and Paris. These maps are ridiculous.

Jeff Spirer
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4 years ago

You're being suckered by politicians who want you to be scared. Less than 250 people have been killed by terrorists in France in the last 17 years, an average of about 30 per year. Compare that to any other type of non-disease death and it's nothing. Don't believe the hype.

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Angie Hamilton
Community Member
4 years ago

So USA is quite safe I guess, dont have to worry about gun shot

Kara Witham
Community Member
4 years ago

I lived in Chicago, IL, USA for 17 years and moved after a guy was shot right across the street from my apartment. People were stabbed in my neighborhood too, mostly gang activity which I'd never be targeted, but getting caught in the crossfire was always a possibility. Now I live in a small town in Minnesota, USA, where the police cars I'm sure are collecting dust. When I go on vacation, I, like most vacationers, mostly go to the vibrant, highly populated cities which invariably have a ton more crime than the more boring and unvisited places. So, in most of the USA, you don't have to worry about gunshots. But if you head to of Chicago, NYC, LA, Miami, etc, your risk level shoots way up.

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4 years ago

Greenland seems pretty safe...I think

Sunzilla
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4 years ago

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Does Greenland have any roads? I always imagine it as just one huge flat field of ice.

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Kara Witham
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't trust these assessments, because the specific cities with have wildly different stats, especially when you consider densely populated cities vs suburban or rural areas. The USA and France are given a "Low" security threat rating, but think of all the terrorist attacks in the major tourist centers there like New York and Paris. These maps are ridiculous.

Jeff Spirer
Community Member
4 years ago

You're being suckered by politicians who want you to be scared. Less than 250 people have been killed by terrorists in France in the last 17 years, an average of about 30 per year. Compare that to any other type of non-disease death and it's nothing. Don't believe the hype.

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