December 2017 Travel Guide


Updated Tour Guide

Rankings of Safest Countries For Travel

The safest countries for tourism and travel have been rated out of 10. These rankings are based on crime/homicide rates and drugs and crime, likelihood of terrorism and terrorism casualties, police force effectiveness, costs of security within the country on business, reliability of protection services, rates of property crime and violence.

Global Safe Rankings of Countries.

Ranked out of 10

Rank Country 2017 2016
1 Finland 9.50 9.57
2 United Arab Emirates 9.43 9.43
3 Iceland 9.39 9.34
4 Oman 9.27 9.11
5 Hong Kong SAR 9.24 9.01
6 Singapore 9.21 9.14
7 Norway 9.16 8.71
8 Switzerland 9.16 9.03
9 Rwanda 9.13 7.97
10 Qatar 9.04 9.44
11 Luxembourg 9.03 9.23
12 Portugal 9.03 9.04
13 New Zealand 9.01 9.16
14 Austria 8.97 9.24
15 Estonia 8.94 8.63
16 Sweden 8.89 8.71
17 Slovenia 8.86 8.86
18 Spain 8.80 8.53
19 Morocco 8.77 8.33
20 Netherlands 8.77 8.8
21 Ireland 8.73 8.83
22 Australia 8.71 8.91
23 Canada 8.71 8.64
24 Bhutan 8.70 8.6
25 Croatia 8.70 8.57
26 Japan 8.67 8.64
27 Denmark 8.64 8.4
28 Taiwan, China 8.60 8.61
29 Georgia 8.59 8.51
30 Czech Republic 8.46 8.16
31 Malta 8.46 8.61
32 Belgium 8.43 8.83
33 Mauritius 8.40 8.44
34 Armenia 8.37 8.29
35 Azerbaijan 8.36 8.33
36 Cyprus 8.31 8.57
37 Korea, Rep. 8.31 7.79
38 Jordan 8.26 8.27
39 Romania 8.26 7.74
40 Latvia 8.23 8.27
41 Malaysia 8.21 8.27
42 Kuwait 8.19 8.23
43 Lithuania 8.19 7.94
44 Chile 8.17 8.54
45 Hungary 8.17 8.27
46 Albania 8.16 7.63
47 Bahrain 8.14 7.61
48 Poland 8.14 8.37
49 Tajikistan 8.11 7.57
50 Germany 8.07 8.66
51 Mongolia 8.07 7.71
52 Gambia, The 8.04 8.01
53 Greece 8.04 7.84
54 Slovak Republic 8.01 7.93
55 Barbados 8.00 8.21
56 Macedonia, FYR 7.96 8.21
57 Vietnam 7.94 7.59
58 Kazakhstan 7.91 7.6
59 Sri Lanka 7.90 7.97
60 Zimbabwe 7.89 7.59
61 Saudi Arabia 7.87 8.56
62 Ghana 7.84 7.09
63 Uruguay 7.81 7.79
64 Senegal 7.79 7.73
65 Lao PDR 7.77 7.87
66 Nicaragua 7.77 7.34
67 Costa Rica 7.76 7.97
68 France 7.76 7.77
69 Moldova 7.74 7.76
70 Italy 7.73 8.11
71 Lesotho 7.73 6.31
72 Serbia 7.73 7.8
73 Malawi 7.71 7.73
74 Zambia 7.71 7.71
75 Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.67 7.67
76 Montenegro 7.67 8.13
77 Botswana 7.63 7.36
78 United Kingdom 7.63 7.77
79 Panama 7.59 7.19
80 Gabon 7.56 7.46
81 Algeria 7.54 7
82 Benin 7.49 7.49
83 Namibia 7.49 7.17
84 United States 7.47 7.6
85 Ecuador 7.43 7.43
86 Cape Verde 7.41 7.4
87 Iran, Islamic Rep. 7.39 6.99
88 Cambodia 7.36 7.09
89 Bulgaria 7.34 7.49
90 Sierra Leone 7.34 7.4
91 Indonesia 7.23 7.37
92 Tanzania 7.21 6.93
93 Madagascar 7.17 6.66
94 Bolivia 7.16 6.64
95 China 7.13 7.81
96 Côte d’Ivoire 7.10 6.69
97 Argentina 7.09 7.19
98 Kyrgyz Republic 7.09 6.97
99 Ethiopia 7.00 7.4
100 Nepal 6.93 6.46
101 Paraguay 6.70 6.6
102 Tunisia 6.69 6.94
103 Israel 6.60 6.93
104 Uganda 6.59 6.6
105 Mozambique 6.53 6.43
106 Brazil 6.43 6.69
107 Dominican Republic 6.43 6.14
108 Peru 6.41 6.27
109 Russian Federation 6.16 5.64
110 Cameroon 6.07 7.56
111 Burundi 6.04 6.5
112 Mauritania 6.01 7.23
113 Mexico 5.94 5.86
114 India 5.89 5.46
115 Trinidad and Tobago 5.84 5.86
116 Turkey 5.79 6.04
117 Congo, Democratic Rep. 5.77 5.77
118 Thailand 5.71 5.36
119 Jamaica 5.69 5.5
120 South Africa 5.61 6.14
121 Chad 5.34 6.23
122 Guatemala 5.34 5.1
123 Bangladesh 5.27 6.33
124 Mali 5.13 5.93
125 Lebanon 5.10 5.44
126 Philippines 5.09 5.49
127 Ukraine 5.01 5.01
128 Honduras 4.93 5.2
129 Kenya 4.93 5.4
130 Egypt 4.70 4.86
131 Venezuela 4.69 4.8
132 Nigeria 4.43 3.79
133 Pakistan 4.43 4.34
134 El Salvador 4.31 5.17
135 Yemen 4.00 4.09
136 Colombia 3.70 4.03

Dangers can lurk in any city, park or town and being a safe vacationer means paying attention and keeping yourself out of harms way. Crimes and violence can happen in the lowest rated country just as crimes and violence could happen in the safest rated country so these figures should only be used as a guide to help compare a safe travel destination.

Always use caution when exploring unknown places and when meeting unknown people and use your inner instinct and listen to your gut whenever you travel.

Today’s travelers and tourists are more and more wanting to visit the natural beauty and remote regions of a country in order to discover more than just the big cities and commonly advertised attractions so now, more than ever, the safety and security of any particular destination is a key deciding factor of a the safety rating a country receives. These rankings presented here are based on the reliability of the police and legal protective system in a country as well as the rates of criminal activity and the potential for terrorism.

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