No one wants to be told where they can and cannot go. Travel is about getting excited for a new experience, throwing caution to the wind, and jetting off to the other side of the world. Throwing too much caution to the wind, however, can be inadvisable.
International SOS, the world’s leading medical and travel security services company, has released a Travel Risk Map that predicts the most dangerous places to travel in 2020. The map takes into account political violence, social unrest, violent and petty crime, the risks of natural disasters, the effectiveness of the security and emergency services, as well as other factors such as the strength of the transport infrastructure. There are five categories of risk: insignificant, low, medium, high, and extreme.