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World’s safest & most dangerous countries for travel revealed

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The most dangerous and safest countries in the world for travel in 2019 have been revealed in a new interactive travel risk map released by the world’s largest firm specialising in medical and security travel advice.

The ‘Travel Risk Map’ for 2019 by International SOS revealed that Nordic countries Finland, Norway and Iceland, as well as Switzerland and Slovenia, have been labeled the safest places on the map for travel in 2019. 

Countries were given risk profiles with five gradings on the map – insignificant, low, medium, high and extreme – for security, medical and road safety risks.  

Croatia was given a risk profile in the second lowest category of ‘low risk’ when it comes to security for travellers. 

When it came to medical risk, which was based on factors such as standards of care, availability of specialist care as well as the quality of emergency services and dental care, Croatia was given the lowest grading of ‘low’.

Croatia’s road safety grading was also ‘low’. 

The most dangerous countries were Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Afghanistan, Sudan and Mali. Most of the rest of north and central Africa, including parts of Egypt, Chad, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast and Mauritania are classified as being high risk.

Most of Europe, North America and Australia all were given a ‘low’ overall grading.  

You can see the full interactive map HERE. 

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