The most dangerous and safest destinations for business trips in 2024

Monday, 18.12.2023
Safeture, a technical platform for people risk management, and Riskline, a risk intelligence company, have jointly developed next year's risk map worldwide.
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According to Safeture, it has become significantly more dangerous to travel to several places in the world since last year. The ongoing conflict in the Middle East means the risk level is critical. Different parts of Asia and North Africa are the world’s most troubled areas.

Germany is one of the safest countries in the world to travel to

Europe is still the safest continent despite the war in Ukraine. In addition to Germany, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, Iceland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Finland and Norway are among the safest countries in the world to travel to. Countries such as Barbados and Sudan have become safer.

Dangerous (business) destinations

Risks in countries like Mauritius, Rwanda, Nepal and Sri Lanka have decreased, but according to Safeture, these countries still have a lot of challenges to be considered completely risk-free. According to the security experts, the most dangerous countries in the world among others are Afghanistan, Pakistan, Burkina Faso, Syria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

About risk map

The map clearly shows which areas of the world will be risky to travel to in 2024, both for business travelers and tourists. The risk level is a compilation of factors such as security, crime, health risks, and access to medical care. Countries with armed conflicts are obviously the most dangerous to travel to. However, unrest often occurs along a border, so the level of risk within a country can differ depending on where you are. Safeture’s risk map therefore, describes not only countries but also regions within the country. A good example is the tourist country of Mexico, where, although there is always a precise level of risk, it is very much influenced by where you are in the country.