Travellers always look for exciting and thrilling places to visit and explore. They try to put their feet on the untrodden paths. New countries with different cultures and histories lure them. Some people like travelling solo. And it comes with a great responsibility.
No country across the world is absolutely safe or crime-free. Some countries may be safe and delightful, and some may be dangerous and uncomfortable. And it is increasing in the fear of insecurity developing worldwide. Nowadays more people are looking for safe tourist places to live and travel. People prefer to explore those places which have the least crime rate. Whose military and economic condition is favourable with other countries.
Factors for determining how safe or danger a country is:-
1) Societal safety and security
2) Political and civil unrests
3) Potential for tourist attacks
4) level of homicides
5) Military conditions and most importantly
6) Their foreign relations with other countries.
Travelling abroad can be thrilling and fascinating. Travellers get to explore different sides of themselves. Diversity helps you grow as you adapt to various situations. You get to know about vivid culture by meeting new people. Various groups and organisations have listed the safest and dangerous countries for solo travellers. GPI, AMFA and NZMFA has listed some safest country in their report for solo travellers.
Safest country for solo travellers:-
2) New Zealand
According to a report in 2019, Iceland is considered to be the world’s safest country with a peace index of 1.072. New Zealand was ranked as the second safest country in the world in 2019 with a peace index of 1.221. Portugal is ranked third with a peace index of 1.274
“All that glitters is not gold”
Just like that some beautiful countries are sometimes not safe. People who travel to other countries must be prepared to deal with certain situations. And if possible they must avoid travelling to such countries. Enjoying the trip safely is a much better feeling.
Dangerous countries for solo travellers:-
4) North Korea
All solo travellers should ensure their safety first. Being safe will help you get certain other experiences as well.
Out of the 25 countries topping the list of the globe’s safest, the majority are European nations. Several of the others in the top 25 are located in Asia. Canada alone represents the Americas. With no civil wars or state-sponsored political violence in recent decades. Europe stands out the safest place to live in and visit. The most dangerous countries lie in the middle east.
Half of the world’s violence dominate Afghanistan. Terrorism floods in Iraq and Yemen. A thorough research is to be done before travelling to any other country. They must be very well versed with the conditions prevailing in the country, they are planning to visit or travel. As it is always said: “prevention is better than cure.”