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Holidays 2019: The most dangerous travel destination mapped – where is it? – Express - https://travelporn.info | luxury travel sites

January 29, 2019 4:51 pm Categorised in:

Travellers seeking out a sun-soaked escape will no doubt be hunting for holiday bargains during a grim end to January in the UK. With snowstorms surrounding certain areas of the country, a complete escape from freezing cold climes could be on the agenda. Yet with an increasing number of people choosing solo vacations, the amount of individuals arranging their own escapes has seen a boom. The most dangerous holiday zones for those venturing overseas has now been revealed, so those travelling without friends or family can be well informed ahead of departure.

Topping the list of Wegoplace’s riskiest solo holiday destinations is Venezuela.

The country recorded a score of 44 on the law and order index, with the lowest number of the population reporting to feel safe there.

The South American country is subject to a list of travel warnings from the UK Government, which ties in with the findings.

Currently, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to within 80 km (50 miles) of the Colombian border and 40 km (25 miles) of the Brazilian border.

It states: “Drug traffickers and illegal armed groups are active along the border area with Colombia and Brazil and there is a risk of kidnapping.”

It was closely followed by Afghanistan, with south Sudan, Gabon, and Liberia making up the top five.

Perhaps surprisingly, South Africa and Mexico came sixth and seventh respectively.

The Dominican Republic, Botswana and Sierra Leone concluded the top 10.

Amy Pritchett, Managing Editor at Wegoplaces.me commented: “Set yourself up for safety by thinking in terms of prevention – preventing problems from arising, being aware of what to do if they do arise and deciding how to manage them if there is an issue.

“Plan well, be aware of your surroundings, make good choices and enjoy an incredible adventure.

“I encourage everyone to travel alone at least once in their life.

“Once you take the leap to go alone you will faced with decisions you need to make and fears you will need to overcome which will help you discover your true self and how much you are actually capable of.

“Being totally by yourself will help you gain valuable skills and turn you into a more confident person.”

Meanwhile, the firm also pointed out the safest places to travel to for those who fancy a spot of me-time.

Topping the list is long-haul destination Singapore, with a whopping 97 score on the index.

Norway, Iceland, Finland and Uzbekistan rounded off the list.