The safest countries in the world for a comfortable stay
Global Peace Index: 10 safest countries in the world
The Global Peace Index is an annual ranking of the safest countries, which is created by the Institute for Economics and Peace (Australia).
In order to compile it, experts assess the situation in 172 independent countries and territories.
To "pass a verdict" and assign a particular position to a country, 23 different indicators are used. At the same time, these indicators are grouped into categories. For instance, they include political instability, the possibility of terrorist attacks, the number of murders, and the level of social protection.
The list below provides information regarding the ten safest countries in the world from the Global Peace ranking. The lower the index, the more favorable the situation in the region is.
The "Land of Ice" fairly holds the leadership in this list for the twelfth year in a row and attracts tourists with completely extraordinary flora and fauna. More than 350 thousand people live in the country, consisting of the island of the same name, with an area of more than 100 thousand km² and small nearby islets. It is here that people have the opportunity to safely walk across the streets without any fears at any time of the day. Iceland is often described as a country where people live in complete harmony with nature. This area is widely known due to a high level of development, attracting investment and migrants from neighboring countries.
New Zealand (1,221)
This city-state, located on islands in Southeast Asia, was included in the top ten of the ranking quite recently. There are several reasons why it happened: stable economic growth; the presence of face recognition cameras on the streets, which offers the opportunity to identify criminals very quickly; large fines for disturbing public order; cleanliness in every corner of this city-state. As a result, it's safe and pleasant to be here.
Czech Republic (1,375)
The Czech Republic with its luxurious capital Prague is tremendously popular among admirers of ancient architecture and exquisite entertainment. It ranks last in the ranking of the safest countries, as beggars, homeless people, and women of easy virtue are still often found on the streets here. However, there are no religious conflicts on the territory of this country. If you are a vigilant and tidy person, you are unlikely to spoil your vacation in the Czech Republic.
Ranking of the Swiss World Economic Forum
When assessing the well-being of certain regions for a traveler, it is impossible to ignore the World Economic Forum. This non-governmental organization in Switzerland compiles a rating of "friendly to tourists" countries every two years. What is meant in this case? First of all, it is taken into consideration the safety of movement on the streets during day and night, the level of infrastructure of beaches and hotels, and the development of transport. The WEF rating of the safest countries for tourists in the world is as follows:
- 1. Spain
- 2. France
- 3. Germany
- 4. Japan
- 5. United Kingdom
- 6. USA
- 7. Australia
- 8. Italy
- 9. Canada
- 11. Hong Kong
- 12. Austria
- 13. Singapore
- 14. Portugal
- 15. China
Of course, you should follow basic safety rules during any trip, even in the most prosperous countries.
- Be careful with your personal belongings (do not leave anything valuable in the hotel or dubious lockers) and avoid visiting the outskirts of the city at night.
- Always carry documents and bank cards with you (it is better not to carry everything at once, as you will have something to live for in case of theft).
- Do not enter into discussions on political and racial topics — you have come to rest, and not to decide the fate of the world.
- In order to take care of your health, always use health insurance (anything can happen away from home) and be sure to get the necessary vaccinations on time.