Switzerland has claimed the number one spot in the search for the top 10 safest countries to travel to in 2020!

A recent data collection by travel insurance comparison website Insurly revealed the most traveller-safe countries in the world. Looking at the frequency of natural disasters, the quality of healthcare facilities as well as levels of violent crime and terrorist threats, these are the top 10 countries offering the safest travel experience in the world this year:

1.Switzerland with an overall score of 93.4 out of 100.

Switzerland is the birthplace of some of the worlds most famous inventions! It is a beautiful mountainous country in central Europe, home to numerous lakes, picturesque villages like the world-famous Matterhorn and the high peaks of the Alps.

2. Singapore with an overall score of 92.7 out of 100

The beautiful island city-state off southern Malaysia, is a global financial centre with a tropical climate and vibrant multicultural population. The Marina Bay Sands hotel is arguably the countries most famous attraction, offering a roof-top infinity pool and incredible views across the city.

3. Norway with an overall score of 91.1 out of 100

The home of the Vikings and so much more. Norway offers unique experiences like visiting Svalbard; the realm of the polar bear or the colourful buildings of Trondheim.

4. Luxembourg

Surrounded by Belgium, France and Germany, Luxembourg is small and mostly rural European country, boasting various natural and architectural attractions.

5. Cyprus

A paradise in the Mediterranean, Cyprus offers stunning ocean landscapes ideal for scuba divers or those just wanting to spend time chilling out on the beach!

6. Iceland

This Nordic island nation is an Instagrammers dream. From the famous blue lagoon to whale watching in Reykjavik, this small country has no shortage of memorable attractions!

7. Denmark  

Yet another Scandinavian country makes the list. Once home to hoards of viking raiders, Denmark is now number 7 on the list of the 10 safest countries to travel to in 2020! Visit the capital city of Copenhagen to see royal palaces and the iconic ‘little mermaid’ statue.

8. Portugal

From stunning white sand beaches in Algarve, to architectural masterpieces in the capital city – Lisbon. Portugal has it all!

9. Finland

Finland is perhaps the best country in the world to see the breathtaking northern lights.

10. Japan

Experience the hustle and bustle of of Tokyo’s night life or the peaceful and picturesque scenery around Mount Fuji.


The least safe countries according to the study, are:

178. South Sudan with an overall score of 14.8

179. Democratic Republic of Congo with an overall score of 15.4

180. Central African Republic  with an overall score of 21

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