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Top 10 Most Dangerous Countries To Visit

The joy of traveling is one of the greatest joys. However, if you are looking for a safe holiday destination, these 10 most dangerous countries in the world are to be avoided. Because of their particular crime rate.

Summer is here, and the holiday season is officially open. If you have not yet planned a holiday to leave somewhere and are looking for a country where to travel in the last minute or in the next few months, it is always useful to inquire about each destination.

Not all states are as peaceful as Belgium or the Scandinavian countries, which are also listed every year in the top 5 safest countries in the world.

Earlier this year, American research and consultancy Gallup, for example, published a ranking based on the sense of security residents feel in their country.

In this report, the three countries that have been rated as the safest in the world are Singapore, followed by Norway and Iceland.

Now, let’s take a look at the 10 most dangerous places to travel to!

1 . Russia

The world’s largest country offers it all, from historic cities and idyllic countryside to artistic riches, epic train rides, and vodka-fuelled nightlife.

But, this does not mean that the climate in the country is safe. The country is ruled with an iron fist by Vladimir Putin, who was re-elected for a fourth presidential term to a large majority of the population in March. Although many frauds, found throughout the country, accompanied the poll.

Russia has experienced, throughout the last year, the second largest deterioration in terms of peace in the Eurasia region. The climate has particularly deteriorated in the three areas “Political Terror”, “Impact of Terrorism” and “Violent Crime”. This suggests that the political stability of the country is at the cost of a increasingly strong opposition crackdown .

The atmosphere is not peaceful both inland – because of the rise of violent protests within the population – and at the international level. Russia is still subject to various Western sanctions and its relations with other countries of the world are far from good. In addition, Moscow’s continued involvement in Syria and its steadfast support for Bashar al-Assad’s regime further degraded its rating.

9. Egypt

Egypt welcomes you with its mighty Nile and magnificent monuments, the beguiling desert and lush delta.

Here is th eproblem. Since its revolution of 2011, Egypt is experiencing a major crisis. Tourism is dropping drastically from year to year and a strong terrorist threat is hovering over the territory.

However, it is still possible to visit the pyramids and its monumental remains near Cairo dating from antiquity by applying the advice given by the French government.

It is strongly discouraged to visit two areas: the Sinai desert and the desert zone from the Libyan border to the Sudanese border.

According to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, if you decide to travel to Egypt:

  • Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners.
  • Avoid demonstrations and crowds.
  • Obtain comprehensive medical insurance that includes medical evacuation.

8. Honduras

Here is how lonelyplanet.com describe this country:

White beaches fringed by the world’s second-largest barrier reef, jungle-covered mountains cut by raftable white-water rivers and home to an astounding number of bird species, exquisite Maya ruins, colonial, cobblestone villages, fresh seafood grilled on the beach…

It’s true. But, Honduras remains among top countries with the highest global crime rate. Crimes are often gang-related (the “maras”) and are linked to drug trafficking and extortion.

These are manifested by armed assaults, including against vehicles, with the possibility of kidnapping. If Hondurans make up the vast majority of the victims of these criminal methods (large sums levied by the “Mareros” under the “war tax”), foreigners, notably North Americans and Europeans, who are easily identifiable, are not saved. Delinquency increases significantly during the periods leading up to Christmas and Easter.

7. Kenya


Vast savannahs peppered with immense herds of wildlife. Snow-capped equatorial mountains. Traditional peoples who bring soul and colour to the earth. Welcome to Kenya.

Safety measures allow tourists to visit the main natural parks (in particular Masai Mara, Tsavo, Amboseli, etc.) and in the seaside areas of the south of the country.

There is a significant terrorist threat throughout Kenya, particularly in the border regions of Somalia.
The Kenyan capital was hit on 21 September 2013 by an attack on a shopping center, attributed to the terrorist group Al Shabaab. In 2014, several bombings hit poor neighborhoods in Nairobi.

In cities, the safety recommendations to observe are:
• remain attentive to pickpockets;
• avoid isolated or deemed dangerous neighborhoods (Eastleigh, Nairobi, in particular);
• prohibit the wearing of jewelery and the transport of valuables items (leave them in a hotel safe if possible);
• do not carry large sums of money (provide the bare minimum);
• from sunset, avoid all walking (prefer the car and taxis), especially in public parks (Uhuru Park in Nairobi is dangerous);
• by car, always drive closed windows and locked doors.

6. El Salvador

This tiny country has much to offer: world-class surfing on empty, dark-sand beaches; coffee plantations clinging to the sides of volcanoes; pretty flower-filled villages with buildings splashed by murals; and sublime national parks.

El Salvador has a high homicide rate. Homicides are primarily the result of clashes between criminal groups (Maras or Pandillas) or extortion (racketeering): foreigners, including tourists, are not privileged targets, especially if they move on organized trips.

Local authorities are striving to secure some of the main tourist sites, notably through the tourist police

The large number of weapons in circulation makes any aggression potentially very dangerous. Sexual assault is regularly reported. The use of public transport (city bus lines, intercity buses, and “microbus”) is not recommended because of frequent armed attacks and rackets. Official taxis parked near hotels or shopping centers should be borrowed.

El Salvador is located in a seismic and volcanic area. The shaking is frequent. High intensity earthquakes (greater than 7 on the Richter scale) regularly hit the country (the most recent in 2013 and 2016) and some caused significant destruction (in 1986 and 2001).

5. Colombia


The stunning caribbean coastline, the vibrant capital Bogota, the music and of course, the coffee. Welcome to Colombie!

Various armed groups (drug traffickers, ELN, Grupos Armados Organizados etc.) are active in Colombia and conduct terrorist operations.

Despite improved security conditions, organized crime remains strong and street crime is significant in the country.

Assaults (robbery, scopolamine attacks, armed robberies, express kidnappings) are particularly common in urban centers such as Bogota, Cali and Medellin. They are regularly committed in a context where the festive atmosphere does not encourage vigilance. It is recommended not to show any ostentatious sign of wealth and to leave valuables in a secure place. In case of violent aggression, it is advisable not to resist.

4. Venezuela

Venezuela, home to some of South America’s most incredible landscapes.

The widespread impoverishment in the country, the shortages of supply, the high prices of raw materials creates in people situations of anxiety, confrontation and tension, where anger can be seen and observed

Venezuela is one of the countries with the highest crime rates in the world. The security situation continues to deteriorate. Most of the territory is not recommended .

Venezuela is in the news for its major economic and social crisis. In this Latin American country, three people are violently killed every hour.

assassinations are often perpetrated there. Most foreign airlines have even banned their staff from staying overnight.

3. Yemen

In days past, the sons of Noah knew Yemen as the land of milk and honey, Gilgamesh came to this land to search for the secret of eternal life .

Yemen, on the brink of collapse, is currently experiencing the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world. Since the escalation of violence that began in March 2015, more than 3 million children have been born in Yemen. They are all marked by violence, deprivation, disease and undernourishment.

In Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the world, armed tribes resort to the kidnapping of foreigners (tourists or expatriates) to obtain subsidies and infrastructure.

2. Nigeria

Nearly every fifth African is Nigerian.

Boko Haram and ISIS are present in Nigeria and, despite oil resources, nearly two-thirds of the country’s population lives in extreme poverty.

The terrorist risk is particularly high in Nigeria: the repeated abuses of Boko Haram in the north-east of the country must encourage extreme caution.

Today Nigeria is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for a newborn, a child or a mother. Indeed, one in eight children who die before the age of five in the world is Nigerian .

1. Pakistan

Five of the world’s fourteen highest peaks, including the famed and deadly K2, are found in Pakistan. If you are into your climbing, rafting or trekking, Pakistan is the country for you.

There is a significant risk of kidnapping and armed attacks . Mass abductions and killings of bus users have occurred several times.

In particular, it is recommended to observe the following precautionary measures:

  •      do not carry valuables (watches, jewelery, etc.) or large sums of money on you.
  •      be advised and accompanied by a trusted local person or a recognized tour operator.
  •      in the big cities, take the hotel buses for transfers between the hotel and the airport, or let you meet and renew with acquaintances.
  •      use your credit card with caution; scams are common.