These are the 10 safest countries to travel to in 2020: report

Feb 25 2020, 9:46 pm

Before measuring a country for how fun or interesting it is, safety should be number one at the top of every traveller’s destination checklist.

It is difficult to fully enjoy yourself if you are constantly concerned about being in danger. Luckily, travel insurance comparator insurly has released a safety index that allows you to assess your level of risk when venturing abroad.

A country’s overall score is reflective of a multitude of criteria, including data relating to violence, health data, and transportation safety.


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Coming in the first place, with an insurly Score of 93.4/100, is Switzerland.

With its reliable and efficient healthcare system, sustainable transport practices, and low occurrences of violent incidents, travellers have little to no risk in visiting this central European country.


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Singapore claims the number two spot with a score of 92.7/100.

A prosperous and extremely developed country, Singapore is arguably the safest country to visit in Asia. As long as you keep your wits about you and keep your valuables close by, you are unlikely to have any issues.

Norway, Luxembourg, and Cyprus round out the top five safest countries to visit, with scores of 91.1, 90.7, and 88.6, respectively.


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According to the index, South Sudan is the least safe place to visit, with a measly score of 14.3/100.

The country is amidst a series of ongoing conflicts and instability that make it an inhospitable destination for foreign travellers.


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Here are the top 10 safest countries to visit in 2020, according to insurly:

  1. Switzerland
  2. Singapore
  3. Norway
  4. Luxembourg
  5. Cyprus
  6. Iceland
  7. Denmark
  8. Portugal
  9. Finland
  10. Japan

To view the full list of 180 countries, you can visit the insurly website.

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