Travel Safety Concerns? This Interactive Map Shows The Safest And Riskiest Places In The World For Travel

by SharonKurheg

If you travel a lot, you know there are some places that may not be as safe as others. Your Mileage May Vary in terms of what you do with that knowledge. But whereas you may know that a particular country may have a high crime rate, you may not be so sure about how certain places rank if you needed emergency medical assistance or how safe their roads are. Well, there may not be an app for that…but there’s an interactive map for it!

International SOS is a company that has been providing security solutions for organizations that have employees around the world for over 30 years. Their main goal is to prevent emergencies from happening but they’re also available to assist if a company’s or companies’ employee(s) in other countries is/are at risk due to critical illness, accident, civil unrest, etc.

They’ve recently launched an interactive map that shows you which countries are the riskiest for road safety, security and medical matters. For example:

Road Safety

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  • Places with biggest risks when it comes to road safety are Brazil, Bolivia, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Kazakhstan
  • Canada, Australia, Japan, the U.K, the U.S. and most of Europe were some of the safest places for road safety.


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  • In terms of security, countries with an extreme risk to safety are Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, South Sudan and Mali.
  • Places where security risks are deemed insignificant are Denmark, Switzerland, Slovenia, Iceland, Greenland and Finland.


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  • When looking at health, countries with a highest risk of contracting medical issues or disease included the African countries South Sudan, Niger, Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone, along with Iraq, Lebanon, Venezuela and North Korea.

  • On the other hand, places with a low risk of disease were deemed to be the vast majority of countries in Europe as well as the U.S., South Africa, Canada, Chile and Japan.

For more information as well as full interactivity, check out

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