Deciding where to travel often requires an in-depth search into the safest countries, whether you’re a solo traveler, a group of females or just want to limit the potential of danger as much as possible. According to travel insurance provider Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection, the countries below have been identified as the world’s safest for Americans to visit. The study collected survey results from 2,000 travelers and combined them with local crime rates, terror threats, social welfare and the U.S. State Department’s safety ruling.
With a score of 3.11, Ireland was designated as the world’s safest country, which also ranks high on the Global Peace Index.
Australia just barely trails Ireland as a nation that experiences low rates of violent crime and political instability.
Despite the rise in tourism in recent years, Iceland is still considered an extremely safe country for Americans. A small-town vibe and generally even-keeled populace contribute to the country’s high social support system and safety.
Although this central European country can be one of the most expensive to visit, it’s also one of the safest, with a safe place score of 2.87.
Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland are also expensive to visit but enjoy low crime rates and low levels of political violence.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
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