Libya, Syria and Afghanistan, according to the international medical and security experts International SOS, are recognized as one of the most dangerous countries. The directions were assigned one of five risk categories depending on the threat. The Independent spoke about this in more detail.
Criteria are assigned depending on the political situation (terrorism, insurgency, politically motivated riots, wars) and social unrest (including religious, communal and ethnic violence), as well as violent and petty crimes.
The ranking of each country took into account, among other things, the reliability of transport infrastructure, the state of industrial relations, the effectiveness of security and emergency services, as well as the country's vulnerability to natural disasters.
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The lowest risk level, “negligible”, was assigned to only seven European countries: Iceland, Denmark (and the Autonomous Territory of Greenland), Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Slovenia and Luxembourg.
Most of Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia fall into the “low” risk category.
Countries that have received the highest risk warning labeled “extreme” for security purposes are mainly located in Africa or the Middle East. But Donbass, the territory of Ukraine where the fighting is taking place, was also on this list.
Ukraine itself belongs to the countries with the “medium” risk category. Russia has the same classification, only a small area on the Georgian border fell into the most dangerous category. But Belarus was, together with the United States, in the list of countries with a low level of danger.
In total, there are 14 areas of extreme risk: Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, as well as parts of Mozambique, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ukraine, Pakistan, Iraq and Egypt.
According to International SOS, the situation in dangerous regions differs from the rest of the country, where a different level of risk is set.
Separate maps also assess the impact of COVID-19 on travel – the logistical impact of travel to a specific location is being studied, with regions with more stringent entry requirements getting the highest score.
Since last year, the travel risk rating for Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince has been upgraded from high to extreme to reflect the increasing risks associated with gang activities, including direct risks of crime.
Meanwhile, Malaysia has downgraded the risk rating for Johor Bahru, Johor State medium to low after t a thorough analysis of security conditions.
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