- Interactive ‘Travel Risk Map’ reveals which countries are riskiest for road safety, security and medical matters
- Finland, Norway and Iceland have the lowest rankings for all three categories, according to the new map
- The countries in the ‘low’ category for health risks include Canada, the U.S, most of Europe and Australia
A new interactive ‘Travel Risk Map’ for 2018 reveals which countries are the riskiest in terms of road safety, security and medical matters.
This map, by International SOS and Control Risks, shows the places most likely to put your health at risk. Low risk countries are marked in green, medium in yellow, high in orange, very high in red and those that have a ‘rapidly developing variable risk’, such as Brazil and Russia, are marked in light brown
The map, by International SOS and Control Risks, shows that much of Africa also poses a very high risk for travelers’ health, along with Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Guyana.
This map shows which countries have the highest and lowest security risks, with those that have an insignificant risk marked in light green, ‘low’ risk countries are marked in yellow, medium in brown, high in red and extreme, such as Libya, in dark red
Meanwhile, security risks in Greenland, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Switzerland are deemed to be ‘insignificant’ and ‘low’ in Canada, the U.S, Spain, the UK, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.
In contrast, Syria, Mali, Libya, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen are all ranked as ‘extreme’ in this category, with Mexico, Pakistan and parts of India ‘high’.
In this category the U.S scores a ‘moderate’ ranking.
This map shows countries categorized according to road safety risks, with very low marked in pale pink, low in very light brown, moderate in a slightly darker shade and high and very high risk countries picked out using even darker browns
A global survey by Ipsos Mori Business Resilience Trends Watch 2018 found that two-thirds (63 percent) of people think travel risks have increased in the past year – with security threats and natural disasters cited as main reasons for changed travel plans.
Almost half (43 percent) had to modify their itineraries because of natural disasters, including extreme weather events.