Published on : Saturday, October 22, 2016
Throughout the summer season, a large number of holidaymakers continued to cancel their trips to popular tourist locales including France, Turkey and Thailand following a series of terror attacks. Brit tourists had also been prevented from travelling to Sharm El Sheikh since October in 2015 after a Russian passenger plane had been bombed by terrorists.
So naturally, various portions of the world’s vacationing hotspots have been written off on account of high terrorism threats.
The Global Travel and Tourism Report that has been released by the World Economic Forum has declared that Finland is the safest country in the entire world. Therefore, the travellers who are looking forward to travelling to a place that has the highest amount of safety, they should consider travelling to Finland.
Located along the borders of Russia, Norway and Sweden, Finland is an amazing destination for a winter break, especially thanks to Lapland that is home to Father Christmas.
The Report has ranked Qatar as the second safest country closely followed by the UAE. The fact that UAE has been included in the list of the world’s safest countries comes as a surprise to many travellers since it is one of the major troubled nations of the Middle East.
The fourth position was offered to Iceland since it is among the best regions in the world where one can catch sight of the Northern Lights. And, Austria was named as the fifth safest locale in the world.
Overall, the safest nations belongs to Europe.
On the other hand, the countries that are the least safe were found to be in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
But then, the fact that UK failed to make it among the top 50 in this list is a cause of concern. It has been declared as the 63rd safest nation, positioned even below the likes of Rwanda, Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia.
US was ranked as the 73rd position in this list.
The country that obtained the lowest score is Nigeria. Only 134 of the countries of the world have received a ranking. Places like North Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan did not feature in the list at all.