Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Central African Republic are the five most dangerous places in the world to visit in 2021.
This comes from an annual interactive map that shows where travelers are most likely to be exposed to security risks based on the threat of political violence, social unrest, violent and petty crime and, this year, the “Impact of the Pandemic”.
The safest places include Greenland, Switzerland, Slovenia, Norway, Finland and Denmark as well as island states like Cape Verde, Anguilla and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
This map shows which countries have the highest and the lowest security risk, with those having an insignificant risk marked in light green, low risk countries in yellow, medium in orange, high in red and extreme like Libya in dark red
Created by international medical and safety specialist International SOS, it hopes it will “help people make informed decisions about which countries to visit in 2021”.
International SOS has not only created a map of security risks for travelers around the world, but also created an overview map of the countries with the greatest and least Covid-19 disruption.
The assessment took into account the “underlying health and safety threat environment, recent Covid-19 case activity, local travel restrictions and the effectiveness of mitigation measures”.
According to the map, New Zealand, Tanzania and Nicaragua are the countries where the coronavirus had “very little impact”.
This breakdown map shows the countries with the greatest and least Covid-19 disruption. Countries with very low risk are marked in white, countries with low risk are marked gray, medium blue, high purple and very high pink
Georgia is the only place classified as “very strong” by the pandemic. The destinations that Covid classifies as “strong” include Russia, Ukraine, Austria and Jordan.
Meanwhile, another map has broken down the risk of medical problems or diseases in countries around the world in 2021.
According to the map, Venezuela, North Korea, Libya, South Sudan and Yemen are among the countries most at risk of encountering medical problems.
At the other end of this ranking are most of the European countries, Canada, the US, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, and Japan.
This map shows the places that are most likely to endanger your health. Countries with low risk are green, medium yellow, high orange, very red and countries with a “variable” risk like Brazil and Russia are marked purple
In the meantime, International SOS has published the results of its Ipsos Mori survey on business resilience trends among over 1,400 risk professionals in 99 countries.
79 percent of business travelers believe health and safety risks will have increased in 2020.
Statistics follow a low in 2018 (47 percent) and an earlier high in 2016 (72 percent), when terrorist attacks in locations previously thought to be safe may have been the focus of attention.
Dr. Neil Nerwich, group medical director at International SOS, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has sparked a tripartite crisis in which public health, geopolitical and economic crises are affecting workforce and business around the world.
“This was intensified by an infodemy in an increasingly complex world environment.”