The Most Dangerous Countries for Travelers
Traveling is only thing you can buy that actually makes you richer. But it comes with a lot of risks. From dangerous airports to roads and theme parks, certain destinations boast thrilling adventure opportunities but hide precarious personal safety conditions.[slideshow:100063]
Terrorist attacks and health epidemics such as Ebola and the Zika virus more recently have made people reconsider where they want to visit next. The concept of “get out there and travel the world” is under threat.
Sometimes attacks target travelers, while other times tourists are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time when sporadic violence breaks out. These factors, along with high terrorism threats, crime rates, sexual assaults, and theft, have been used as criteria.
The following list, in no particular order, is based on travel alerts and warnings issued by the U.S. and British governments, data of actual deaths of American travelers, information from HealthGrove (a health visualization site by Graphiq that includes nations with worsening travel advisories), and the Global Peace Index.