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Safest Countries to Visit

by Nia Scott

Feb 10, 2019

Ring Road, Iceland © Julius Kielaitis | Dreamstime.com

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Safety is a growing issue in the travel community. Travelers want to be free to travel and explore any place on Earth but not all areas are safe. Safety can be affected by war or poverty or even the climate. There are many things to consider when choosing a place to visit. Maybe it’s okay to visit a dangerous country during a solo trip, but not as safe for a large family. To ensure people can enjoy their time and experience the best parts of a country, travelers must do their research before going. This is the only way to keep travelers safe and out of harm’s way. Of course, there’s always the possibility of something terrible happening, even in the safest of countries, but the risk can be minimized with research and planning.


Annually, The Global Peace Index ranks the safest countries in the nation. A total of 163 countries are included in the report, making it a great resource for travelers. Most countries will be on this list and it’s accessible on the website for public access. A country is ranked based on ongoing international and domestic conflict, societal safety and security militarization. The lower the score, the higher the nation is ranked for safety.


According to the site, the top 10 safest countries for 2019 are as follows: Iceland, New Zealand, Austria, Portugal, Denmark, Canada, Czech Republic, Singapore, Japan and Ireland. Travelers to these countries will most likely run into no issues during their stay. The website did the research for travelers to show them how safe countries are. The website also shows the countries lower on the list and provides facts and statistics to prove their worthiness of a lower safety rating.



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