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Last Updated on March 6, 2021

Traveling is supposed to be a fulfilling experience capable of providing unique and pleasant experiences that will later be transformed into beautiful memories that you can cherish forever. But frequent travelers know that this is not always the case. Sometimes things can go wrong. And in certain travel destinations, the probability of something going wrong is much higher than in others. When you are out of your country and comfort zone you are definitely more vulnerable than ever. That is why tourists are considered easy targets and the crime rate against them is incredibly high in a few locations. But that’s not the only factor that makes countries dangerous: geopolitical instability, civil unrest, diseases, natural disasters, and wars also contribute towards that status. These are 9 of the most dangerous countries in the world according to the Travel Risk Map, a tool designed by the International SOS – the world’s largest medical and travel security services firm. The list is based on a survey of over 1,300 business travel professionals across 214 countries. So, read on to find out all about these “dangerous countries!”

1. Egypt

Overall, Egypt is not as dangerous as other countries on this list. Some of its cities are extremely famous among tourists and recently it has been the destination of choice for the holidays of thousands of people. However, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (a department of the United Kingdom’s government) advises against traveling to the region of North Sinai. According to that source, that area is considered very dangerous because of the likelihood of terrorist attacks – motivated by the ongoing conflict between Syria and Iraq.

2. Syria

It comes as no surprise: Syria is not a safe place for anyone, let alone tourists. The country was completely devastated by the civil war and historical cities such as Aleppo became unrecognizable. The conflicts are not over yet, nor are they expected to end in 2020. We will continue to follow the developments in the region with the hope that Syria will one day be a safe country once again.


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