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The 50 Safest Countries In The World

Curious about where you’ll find the safest countries in the world? Global Finance magazine has put together a list of 128 countries across the world, ranked from safest to least safest.

Their safety index factors in risks of natural disaster with crime, terrorism and war.

So which countries are safe, and which are not? The safety score for countries equally weighs each of the three factors: war and peace, personal security, and natural disaster risk. 16 of the top 20 safest countries are in Europe. Only Qatar, Singapore, New Zealand, and Canada rank in the top 20 without being in Europe!

As for the most dangerous countries in the world? The Philippines is least safe while Yemen is second least safe. This is because the Philippines has poor scores in peace, security, and lots of natural disasters. Yemen’s terrible score is due to war and famine but the country has a very low risk of natural disaster.

Now look, we’re not saying that this is the definitive list of where’s safe to travel right now. Use your common sense, keep up with current news and weather warnings and you’ll be just fine in most places.

The Safest Countries in the WorldHow do these rankings work?

1. Iceland

2. Switzerland

3. Finland

4. Portugal

5. Austria

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6. Norway

7. Qatar

8. Singapore

9. Denmark

10. New Zealand

11. Canada

12. Slovenia

13. Sweden

14. Czech Republic

15. Spain

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16. Ireland

17. Estonia

18. Australia

19. Belgium

20. Germany

21. United Arab Emirates

22. Croatia

23. Oman

24. Latvia

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25. Lithuania

26. Slovakia

27. Poland

28. Hungary

29. Mongolia

30. Bhutan

31. Netherland

32. Cyprus

33. Romania

34. South Korea

35. Uruguay

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36. France

37. Kuwait

38. United Kingdom

39. Malaysia

40. Italy

41. Botswana

42. Bulgaria

43. Japan

44. Kazakhstan

45. Morocco

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46. Moldova

47. Laos

48. Jordan

49. Georgia

Want to see more? Check out the most dangerous cities in the world here.

Sarah Clayton-Lea
Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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