A survey conducted by International SOS revealed that the most dangerous country to visit in 2022 is Afghanistan, followed by Syria, Libya, the Central African Republic and Iraq. Assessing low to extreme risk destinations, criteria for choosing include political violence, social status, health, and pandemic impact as per the Travel Security Risk Map. Learn more next!
The most dangerous countries in the world in 2022
The study puts Afghanistan at the top of the list, with the highest level of risk in the item “security”, as well as a very high risk to health, warning that it is something “almost non-existent” there.
In the 2020 ranking, the African country Mali was considered the most dangerous in the world, while Afghanistan was still in ninth place.
Other nations whose security risk was also categorized as ‘extreme’ include Mali, Yemen, Somalia and South Sudan, as well as some areas of Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan and Ukraine.
The organization says that a categorization of “extreme security risk” means that government control of law and order may be minimal or non-existent over large areas, and there may be a serious threat of violent attacks by armed groups with international visitors.
Norway is the safest country in the world, according to the survey.
Safest countries in the world
The safest places, according to the survey, are all in Europe. With an emphasis on Norway in first place, Finland, Switzerland, Denmark and Luxembourg appear in the sequence. Also in European territory, the United Kingdom was also considered a low risk country in terms of security.
The same survey ranks Brazil as a low-risk country for visitors. Our neighbors Argentina, Uruguay, Peru and Bolivia appear as medium risk destinations.
“By 2022, we will be facing a layered threat environment. Entering the third year of the pandemic, while Covid-19 and the aftermath of the blockades continue to be the main destabilizers, other risks are surging back as travel resumes,” said Dr. Neil Nerwich, group medical director at International SOS .
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