Safest countries for tourists named

  • 14:16 05 September 2019

Safest countries for tourists named

Finland is the safest country for tourists in the world with 6.7 points, experts at the World Economic Forum (WEF) said in the framework of the international rating of tourist competitiveness "The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2019", ONA reports citing Archyworldys.

Iceland was in second place, Oman in third with 6.5 points. The top ten also included Switzerland (6,4 points), Hong Kong (6,4 points), the United Arab Emirates (6,3 points), Luxembourg (6,3 points), Portugal  (6,3 points), and New Zealand (6,3 points). In terms of safety for foreign tourists, Russia ranked 98th between Tanzania and Argentina.

In addition, experts ranked the most insecure countries for travelers. Among them, the first positions were occupied by Salvador, Nigeria, Yemen, Venezuela and Honduras.

Among the safety assessment criteria were taken into account the reliability of law enforcement agencies, the prevalence of terrorist attacks, and the level of killings.