When the State Department issues a travel warning for a country, is it safe to travel there?
In this extremely in-depth post, Ian Greenleigh of data.world examines seven years of travel warnings and Americans killed to “reveal the connections between American deaths abroad, government travel warnings, and foreign travel.” As part of the study, Greenleigh lists the countries where the most American civilians were killed over that time, and then adjusts to factor in the number of people who visited. Per capita, he finds the following to be the 25 countries where the most Americans are killed:
- El Salvador
- Costa Rica
- Saudi Arabia
- Dominican Republic
He goes on to examine the correlation between American deaths and travel warnings, giving special attention to places with many warnings and few deaths as well as those with few warnings and many deaths per capita. He also looks at the way State Department travel warnings affect visitation. It’s a great (though long) read. Check it out here.
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