As staunch or even aspiring travellers, there are probably more than a hundred countries we’d want to go to right away, and a few more still kept in our travel bucket list. It’s a part of our nature to dream about travelling to explore new cities and cultures. And while we all know that travelling involves staying alert and street smart, there are a few countries that are just dangerous from the word go, either due to high crime rates or inaccessibility of medical facilities or their remote location.
And then there are those that are universally considered among the safest countries in the world. This list is an effort to give you the names of the world’s safest countries to travel to, based on votes in numerous surveys and our customer reviews.
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Ranked as the 9th happiest country in the world, there’s little surprise in why Iceland is also one of the safest countries in the world. What’s more, this tiny country is also known for its efficient social welfare system, high respect for human rights, and low levels of crime. Add that to its incredible scenic beauty, unique culture, popular geothermal spas (heard about Blue Lagoon!), and a perfect place to view the mysterious northern lights, and voila! You have one of world’s best places to travel to.
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For a city that is the world’s second-most densely populated, Singapore is astonishingly safe. A former British colony, Singapore has very strict laws against crime and has been voted one of the friendliest, cleanest and safest countries in the world. Did you know that even chewing gum is banned here? Leave alone any thought of committing any crime!
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Whether it’s a weeklong break that you’re looking for or a month-long vacation –South Korea has everything you need. From its high-tech capital Seoul, to age-old Buddhist monasteries, to national parks, palaces, quaint villages and picturesque beaches – this fascinating country will take your breath away!
What’s more, guns are illegal here, so you can discover every nick and corner of South Korea without worrying about petty crimes. All in all, this country is your ideal destination for a safe holiday.
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A relatively new country, after the division of Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic has largely concentrated on building a strong capitalist economy and creating a stable climate for investment. In 2009, the Human Development Index (HDI) ranked the Czech Republic as a country of ‘Very High Human Development.’ Renowned mostly for its magnificent capital city Prague and breathtaking natural beauty, the Czech Republic draws lots of tourists from all over the world.
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One of the most enchanting countries culturally, Japan has the third largest economy in the world. Since the World War II, Japan has been really peaceful, with little internal conflict and low crime rates. Japan is a peaceful as well as breathtakingly beautiful country worth visiting. Best known for beautiful cherry blossoms found here, Japan offers you every tourist attraction that you could possibly think of!
Venture out into the country full of high-rises and beach resorts, navigate through the winding roads along the Hajjar Mountains and cherish the beautiful past of Dubai at the Bastakia quarter.
As a UAE tourist, when you know that even one single instance of crime, or a complaint will get you deported, you play safe. This plays a huge factor in making UAE a tourist-friendly travel destination. At the same time, we would also recommend that you respect the local culture and follow the law, and you will end up having a memorable tour of this beautiful Middle-East country.