A NEW interactive map has revealed the least and most dangerous holiday destinations for 2018.
The ‘Travel Risk Map’ ranked countries based on road safety, security and medical matters.
Finland, Norway and Iceland have the lowest rankings for all three categories, while most of Africa is deemed very dangerous for road safety and security.
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 countries in the ‘low’ category for health risks include Canada, the U.S, Spain, most of Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
Security risks in Greenland, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Switzerland are deemed to be ‘insignificant’ and ‘low’ in Canada, the US, 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’.
A global survey by Ipsos Mori Business Resilience Trends Watch 2018 found that 63% 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.
Some 58% of business travellers changed their travel plans due to security threats.