Data was looked at from the World Economic Fund on crime rates, the World Risk Report on natural disasters, the NHS Fit For Travel website on health and the Foreign Office’s assessments of the risks of terrorism.
South Africa was named as the least safe country to visit in terms of crime, followed by Turkey, Thailand, India and Mexico – all destinations that are popular with British travellers.
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In terms of the risks of natural disasters, Barbados was safest, followed by Iceland and the UAE.