Do you love to travel but have concerns about safety? Choosing a safe place for you and your family to go on holiday is a priority for many. We reveal the most peaceful countries in the world, according to The Institute for Economics and Peace.
Whilst you can never be 100% certain of avoiding disaster when you travel, choosing countries that have a good ranking on the Global Peace Index (GPI) can at least reduce your risk of running into trouble. So here are the safest places for you and your family to holiday.
The Number one spot goes to….Iceland!!!
Iceland has taken the top spot as the safest country in the world for the sixth year running. There are many wonders to see in Iceland, from the Northern lights to the Blue Lagoon’s thermal pools. Iceland is politically very stable with a low conflict rate.
The reputed happiest place in the world, Denmark came in at second place, followed by peaceful Austria in third, adventure island New Zealand in fourth, sunny Portugal in fifth, foodie heaven Czech-Republic in sixth.
Other countries to make the top ten are Switzerland in seventh place, Canada at number eight, Japan in ninth place and Slovenia at number ten.
The UK came in at number 47 on the list and the US at 103.
Factors influencing the GPI score include things like the number of police, security personnel, presence of nuclear weapons, likelihood of war, happiness of population and democracy.
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