Travel Tip of the Day: The Safest Countries in the World

Iceland-May-2011-217The Safest Countries in the World
With all of the violence in the world, I know a lot of Americans are afraid to travel internationally. That boggles my mind because even as a proud American, I feel less safe here than I do in most countries I visit. Not surprisingly, in a number of surveys/rankings America isn’t one of the safest countries—and isn’t even close.

In this index by Visions of Humanity, the USA is ranked a sad 103. That’s out of 163, right between Uganda and Cambodia. It’s worth checking out the full rankings, but below are the top 10 safest countries in the world. I’m not surprised by Iceland (which I last visited and wrote about in 2011) but I thought Singapore would’ve been in the top 10, if not the top 3. How about you? What do you think is the safest country in the world?

1. Iceland
2. Denmark
3. Austria
4. New Zealand
5. Portugal
6. Czech Republic
7. Switzerland
8. Canada
9. Japan
10. Slovenia

H/T to Thrillist.

 

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1 Comment on "Travel Tip of the Day: The Safest Countries in the World"

  1. I am Czech and The Czech Republic is really safe. Even a lot of world do think that this country is poor and part of East etc. Bullshit :) I also felt very safe in Denmark (lovely country). And a lot of people love Paris but I have felt there very insecure and not in safe….and it was 8 years ago! And what is the most safe country in world in my opinion? I think that thiefs etc are everywhere but because of location and culture I really think it could be Island even without this list :)) Hope to go there soon :)

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