The 20 most dangerous countries in the world for tourists
- Jun. 7, 2017, 10:00 AM
The INSIDER Summary:
- The World Economic Forum recently released its Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report, which analyzes the travel and tourism sectors in 136 countries.
- The report includes a ranking of how safe those 136 countries are for tourists.
- The ranking is based on the prevalence of violence and terrorism and not on petty crime.
- The five most dangerous countries are Nigeria, Pakistan, El Salvador, Yemen, and Colombia.
The World Economic Forum recently released its Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report, which analyzes the state of the travel and tourism sectors in 136 countries.
As a part of the report, the WEF ranks the safety of each of those countries. To come up with this ranking, the forum “measures the extent to which a country exposes tourists and businesses to security risks mainly related to serious harm to people (violence and terrorism).” The ranking does not take petty crime into account.
We rounded up the 20 most dangerous countries from the report, based on safety and security.
Click here to see which countries you might want to avoid.