The World Economic Forum has released its Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report. According to Business Insider the report looks at the state of travel and tourism across almost 140 countries from across the globe. The report looks at the safety of tourists in each of those countries. The report uses statistics for serious and violent crimes and terrorism to formulate its results. Petty crimes are not taken into account.
20. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
The DRC armed forces are active throughout the country and the likelihood of a tourist running into them is rated as high.
Marshal Law has been in effect in the southern part of the country in the recent past because of severe violence in the provinces of Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Songkhla
Violent shootings remain almost daily occurrences in the country.
17. The Republic of South Africa
High crime rate coupled to a high unemployment rate and frequent violent murder especially committed against woman and children.
Common crimes include hijacking, armed robbery and theft. Its border with Mexico is extremely violent due to drug smuggling.
ISIS is active in the region making terrorist attacks more likely than average.
Constant threat of terrorism and extreme weather count against this small nation.
Terrorist frequently target hotels and resorts in Mali
Multiple extremist groups are active in Lebanon making terror attacks likely.
Foreigners are targets of kidnapping for ransom.
Military action in the Crimean area often impacts on civilian life.
Honduras has one of the highest murder rates in the world.
Terrorist activity is high in the African country.
ISIS is active in the country and tourist spots are often targeted.
Shortages basic living necessities have led to a spiralling crime rate with armed and violent crime becoming commonplace.
Extremists groups are active in the country and often target public spaces.
Religious conflict has led to terror activities in the country.
3. El Salvador
Extreme gang violence due to drug trafficking plagues this country.
Extremists are active in the country. Airstrikes and landmines are also of concern.
Not as dangerous as it was but drug trafficking gangs still pose a serious threat to safety