While we all like to get away and enjoy some time exploring other places, one of the things many people take into account before traveling is how safe a certain country really is. After all, no one in their right mind is just going to plan a trip where there's a civil war or where tensions are extremely high.
There are plenty of resources available for people to use prior to planning a trip or getting on a plane to start a vacation—like the U.S. State Department's advisories—so be sure to utilize them when you're thinking about traveling somewhere next.
But that data is strictly filtered to American travelers, so a more appropriate site for world travelers might be the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), which gauges whether or not a country is a potential target for terrorism.
Working with Business Insider, the FCO was able to put together this comprehensive map showing the most dangerous places in the world to travel, so it's important information to understand.
As the map from the FCO data shows, as of about six months ago, countries like China, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the United Kingdom, Germany and France, among others, are safe to travel to.
However, the majority of countries on the Northern part of Africa are areas travelers should avoid, with the risk of both terrorism and/or disease extremely high, as some of those countries either limit or completely restrict travelers.
So, the next time you're looking to get away for a vacation, remember to use this map as a reference or head check the FCO and/or U.S. State Department's website to get an idea of countries that are safe and unsafe for tourists.
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