The most dangerous countries in the world have been mapped today. International SOS unveiled its updated risk map which shows how every country in the world ranks, from insignificant risk to extreme risk. The latter is defined as: “Government control and law and order may be minimal or non-existent across large areas.
In some instances, only part of a country is deemed is categorised thus, often because it borders on an extreme risk nation.
The category below extreme is high. This means: “Protests are frequently violent and may target or disrupt foreigners; they may be exacerbated by governance issues, including security or law and order capacity.
“Violent crime and terrorism pose significant direct or incidental risks to travellers and international assignees.
“Communal, sectarian or racial violence is common and foreigners may be directly targeted. Certain parts of the country are inaccessible or off-limits to the traveller.”
Most dangerous countries in the worldEurope
Ukraine (partial Russia border)
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo (eastern border along Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania border)
Nigeria (north-eastern corner, along Niger and Chad border)
These countries nearly all rated as ‘very high’ risk for health, too – with the exception of Nigeria, Ukraine, Egypt, Gaza and Pakistan – along with a number of other countries.
International SOS explained: “International SOS assigns medical risk ratings based on the pre-pandemic situation. The rating must be interpreted in conjunction with the COVID-19 domestic operations scale and the COVID-19 cases status.