National Council for Home Safety and Security (NCHSS) has released a thorough
report on the most dangerous countries for travelers in 2019. The report
contains multiple rankings and points of data for nearly 200 countries, with
explanations for why certain countries are considered dangerous (e.g., number
of active terrorist organizations, homicide rates, etc.), an analysis of the
countries that have become more (or less) dangerous, and a direct comparison of
the NCHSS rankings to the most recent U.S. State Department Travel advisories.
creating this report, the NCHSS hopes to generate awareness for the countries
that have become safer for tourists and the ones that are still too risky for
even the most adventurous of globetrotters.
top 10 most dangerous are:
Central African Republic
See the entire list of rankings and in-depth breakdowns here. Interestingly, the analysis uncovered several trends for tourists and travelers alike. For example, there were a few island destinations that saw a relatively sharp decrease in homicide rates, such as the ever-popular Jamaica. Furthermore, the NCHSS also noted that for many countries (e.g., Egypt, India, and the Phillippines) tourism trumps safety, as travelers continue to flock to these destinations despite their relatively high rankings.
sources contributed to the Most Dangerous Countries for Tourists and Travel
report, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the Central Intelligence
Agency (CIA), the World Bank Group, and the U.S. Department of State. From
these sources, the NCHSS analyzed the five main threats to safety that all
travelers face: security, political instability, the quality of medical help,
environmental factors, and infrastructure.