These are the most dangerous countries in the world for 2021

It’s a marauder’s card for international chaos.

Planning on doing business or pleasure abroad next year? You might want to avoid Libya, Syria and Afghanistan, which security experts rank among the world’s most dangerous destinations for 2021.

The Travel Risk Map, drawn up by global security specialists and doctors from the International SOS, assessed the security levels of countries in terms of the “threat posed to employees by political violence (including terrorism, insurgency, political unrest and war), social unrest (including sectarian, communal and ethnic violence) as well as violent and petty crime, ”according to the agency’s website.

Transport infrastructure, the state of industrial relations, the efficiency of the security and emergency services as well as the vulnerability to natural disasters were also taken into account.

“Extreme” risk countries – the highest category – covered only 14 countries (largely covering Africa and the Middle East): Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Mali, Somalia , South Sudan and the Central African Republic, as well as parts of Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ukraine, Pakistan, Iraq and Egypt.

These dangerous hotspots boasted of non-existent government control and lawlessness over large areas, “serious threats of violent attacks by armed groups targeting travelers and international assignees,” a barely functioning government and transport services. Not to mention that large swathes of countries are inaccessible to foreigners, according to the study.

Travel risk map
SOS international

Meanwhile, “low” risk countries included the United States, Canada, and most of Europe, while Scandinavian countries made up the largest number of “insignificant” risk countries – the most common designation. safe.

The map also assessed countries’ medical safety (in terms of working conditions) before the coronavirus pandemic with countries at “very high” risk including Venezuela, Niger, Libya, Somalia, Sudan South, Eritrea, Yemen, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. The UK, Western Europe, US, Canada and South Africa, among others, were at “low” risk.

These ratings were based on a variety of factors, from infectious diseases to environmental burden factors and the standard of emergency medical services.

Travel risk map
SOS international

Medical designations changed after the pandemic, with only four countries with the lowest risk rating for trade restrictions due to COVID: Tanzania, New Zealand, Nicaragua and Svalbard.

The United States, Brazil and India, among others, completed the average at “medium” risk for employees, while Russia and Afghanistan ranked among the “high” risk countries.

Only one country – Georgia – was classified as “very high” risk, as defined as having severely restricted or no business operations, with only essential services operating at full capacity, according to the graph.

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