The 20 Most Dangerous Countries In The World For Tourists

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Ever think you'd travel the world at some point in your life? Well, there are a few countries you may want to avoid. The WEF ranks the safety of the 136 countries around the world that are acceptable to travel to. While ranking these countries, they also analyze the risks that tourists may cross paths with. We've rounded up the 20 most dangerous countries based on safety and security...or lack thereof.

The Democratic Republic Of Congo

The Congolese armed forces are notoriously violent as well as other armed groups and bandits throughout the region. Since the Congolese military operates all throughout the country, travelers are likely to come across hostile troops, armored vehicles, and attack helicopters, making The Democratic Republic Of Congo an unsafe country to visit.


Southern Thailand is the most dangerous part of the country. If you visit Thailand, the area you'll want to avoid are the provinces of Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, and Songkhla. In the past 13 years, more than 6,500 violence-based deaths have occurred in these areas, with less law enforcement than one might expect. There's also a martial law in effect in the region, making the area more hostile with military enforcement.