World’s most dangerous places revealed on interactive map

Most dangerous places in the world
Nordic countries like Finland, Norway and Iceland are safest destinations (Picture: International SOS)

Somalia and Libya are the most perilous places to visit on Earth in 2020, according to a new guide for travellers.

The interactive ‘Travel Risk Map’ judges countries based on how much trouble visitors are likely have with health, security and road safety.

If you’re feeling worried about where to book flights to next year, Norway, Finland and Iceland are ranked as the world’s safest destinations.

The map has been created by international medical and security specialists International SOS.

Closely following Lybia and Somalia are Afghanistan and Venezuela, who rank poorly in all three risk categories.

Most dangerous places in the world
Buckle up and drive carefully if you hit the road in Thailand or Saudi Arabia (Picture: International SOS)

African countries including Niger, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea score lowly when it comes to health risk, along with Yemen, Syria and North Korea.

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But tourists and business people visiting Europe, the US, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea and Australia have the lowest chances of catching diseases.

Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Libya and Somalia all pose an extreme security threat to travellers but the risk is negligible in Greenland, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Some of the world’s most dangerous roads belong in Venezuela, Belize, Saudi Arabia, the Dominican Republic, Vietnam and Thailand.

Most dangerous places in the world
Japan, the US and most of Europe pose a low risk of catching diseases (Picture: International SOS)

But most of Europe’s roads are pretty safe in comparison, along with New Zealand, Australia and Japan.

International SOS MD Doug Quarry said: ‘The threats facing organisations and their workforces are impacting established and emerging economies alike.

‘It’s encouraging to see that decision makers are becoming increasingly aware of the threats of epidemics and infectious diseases.’

‘With accurate information, tools and support in place, organisations should, and can, plan for the anticipated risks and safeguard their investment and their people.’

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