List of 10 Most Dangerous Countries For Tourists

There are many ways of doing something very exiting and entertaining but above all is traveling. Traveling is the hobby of many individuals in this great world. People usually go to spend some time with their family once a year. This is really great fun but it depends on the location you choose. Sometimes the location can be dangerous. If you are planning to travel one of the following countries it could be dangerous. The countries mentioned below are famous for their kidnap cases and the ransom demand usually in six to eight figures. You must have heard in news about these kidnappings. The average money paid for these cases ranges up to 6 Million USD.

1. Haiti


It is one of the least developed countries in America. Eighty percent of the population is living below the line of poverty. They kidnap the rich Haitians, envoys, NGO workers and tourists. Over half of the population is illiterate and they make up their revenue by kidnapping. Portau Prince, the capital city of this country is flourishing with the street crimes and gangs. If you are still thinking to leave for Haiti, then the multicolored art, fascinating and vibrant culture and music and spiritual people are its main attractions.

2. Iraq

This is the country which is flourished by Sumerians and Babylonians in ancient times. After the invasion of America in 2003, the country is in the state of disorder and chaos. Kidnapping cases (of foreign tourists) are reported on regular basis in this country but it comes to surprise that it is one of the most visited place in this era.

3. Afghanistan

In the past this country was the center of ancient empires. But in the past twenty five years this country has changed into a state of disorder and war and is in volatile situation. Now days this country is under the war which is led by NATO against Taliban and Al-Qaeda. Foreigners are targeted frequently. It is recommended to avoid get together, traveling alone especially at night. Embassies are often targeted by suicide bombers.

4. Chechnya

Southern part of Russia is in the state of a war between Russian forces and Chechen separatists, after the collision of Russian Federation in 1991. This area is rich in natural resources like petrochemicals, natural gas and oil etc but the infrastructure in deteriorating day by day. If you forget about this prevailing situation at all then, this country is blessed by beautiful mountainside, mineral waterfalls which make it a great spa center.

5. Nigeria

It is the most populous country of Africa. The people living here belong to 200 different races which is the major cause of shaking economy. This country is also famous for its emails scams. Moe than 200 oil workers have been kidnapped in this country and the issue had always been resolved by ransom money. According to reports, these foreign workers were working near the Niger Delta. The areas like Bakassi Peninsula, Bayelsa or the Delta are famous for kidnappings and habitat of armed gangs. There is high risk of getting infected by Malaria and AIDS/HIV. Travelers are also advised to be vaccinated against yellow fever before entering in the country.

6. Philippines

This is the land of nearly 7,107 islands. People are very friendly. But some areas of this country are not recommended for traveling like North Cotabato, Mindanao, Zamboanga peninsula, Basilan, Tawi-Tawi and the Sulu archipelago. Apart from robberies and kidnappings there are other threats as well. Local people mix drugs in the drinks of the visitors which can make them unconscious in minutes. Some cases are reported where the tourists not only lose their wealth and also lose their body parts like kidneys.

7. Venezuela

If you just keep aside the street crime, kidnappings and political instability, then Venezuela is the country of spectacular landscapes and longest waterfalls. If you are planning to visit this country then beware of pickpockets. Street crimes usually occur and are a part of daily routine. If you are in Venezuela then don’t try to look as tourists i.e. don’t wear jewelry or watches don’t hold maps in your hands avoid taking pictures and don’t visit poor areas. It is advisable to stay in the area allocated and safe for tourists.

8. Colombia

The major attractions here are;

National parks
High mountains,
Cruise boats or
Soaring skyscrapers

It seems that it is least troubled visiting country. Ruling body is doing its best to improve safety conditions but still drug dealers, kidnappers, murders are lowering its value for tourism. Guerilla operations are prevailing in the rural areas of the country. The visitors should especially avoid border areas.

9. Brazil

Swarming with beaches and natural forests, it is the largest country in South America. It is continent’s most lively and multicolored place. Kidnapping of visitors is a usual thing. Pickpockets are also wandering down the street so leave all your costly items in the hotel. Brazil is also facing the increasing number of patients suffering form yellow fever and dengue fever.

10. Mexico

With the most vibrant and colorful mixture of city life and ancient way of living, Mexico is still in the list of dangerous country for visitors. Street crimes, kidnappings, corruption is prevailing in the country especially in the border areas like Tijuana, Nogales or Juarez. As advised above it is better not to look like a tourist and dress up like the native people.

23 thoughts on “List of 10 Most Dangerous Countries For Tourists”

  1. dear friends,
    i am sounder from India. India is very beautiful country with different people,cultures,natures,animals. but the idiot terrors and Pakistan disturbing India always. India is fast growing country in Asia so countries like Pakistan and china spreading terrors in India. we hope all terrorists entering India will be murdered soon. some places in India is only danger to travel. you can go to Agra, Srinagar, Jaipur, Goa, Tamil Nadu , Bangalore, Mysore , Kerala , Pondicherry , Andaman & Nicobar island , Darjeeling.
    one day India will be announced as a safest country in the world but Muslim’s in India should co operate for this.

    australia is growing as unsafest country because of racist attacking in indians and some tourist people of uk

  2. The main place in Haiti that is crime ridden is CITE SOLEIL section of the capital which is one of the most dangerous places on earth, no place or Soldiers go there. Only Haitian drug cartel, gangs, and rebels run this area. The other parts of Haiti are not as bad as the media makes it seem. Petionville, Jacmel, Petite Paradis, Hinche, Labadee are simply beautiful, amazing and the locals are friendly, dress simple and u should be fine.

  3. Thanks for posting this information. In my own point of view, all of the places are dangerous for the tourist, we cannot predict where and when accident will occur. There are still parts of the place above that are safe.The only answer for this chaos is, the government and security officials must work hand in hand to have peace and order in the society.

  4. This list attempts to generalize some of the largest countries in the world with a few crude sentences. The title could just as easily have been: “List of 10 Countries with the Least Amount of White People.” I find myself hard pressed to take this “article” seriously in the slightest bit.

  5. I am living an Pakistan according to me Pakistan is not a danger country but some shit countries like India and Afghanistan spreading terrorism in our country. There are lot of beautiful places in Pakistan like Islamabad, Marri, Koeta, Sawat and many more. According to me India is the most dangers place in the world. Trash India.

  6. Escondido, if you didn’t know, Brazil and Mexico, along with Argentina, are home to the largest number of whites in latin america. But other than that, the other countries have very few whites.

  7. I understand why Philippines is one of the places listed above. it’s just that it isn’t right to judge. Zamboanga Peninsula isn’t a dangerous place! It is considered one because it is near Jolo, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi. They are the dangerous ones. If you’ll go and visit here, you won’t feel that way. except if you don’t watch your MANNERS! It’s just a matter of being one to the citizens of the place! ><

  8. guys from pakistan give ur opinion correctly……pakistan is safe tut tut……..lolz now thats a joke usama bin laden is abbotabad right under d smelly noses of ur generals…..nd u xpect tourists to walk over in pakistan….INDIA has one of d worlds most pristine beaches goa,vishakapatnam,madras,andaman and nicobar islands,…….beatuiful mountain ranges in arunachal,himachal,jammu……..deserts of rajasthan…..keralas natural beauty……our tourism is diversified well tourism industry figures speak for themselves……heys pakistan dont loose heart u can build a shrine for USAMA BIN LADEN…….and attract terror tourism way 2 go eh…..

  9. afghanistan is has more natural beauty than pakistan dudes………afghanistan was shunned into darkness by ISI and their terror lackeys taliban……..I just dont understand how pakistanis still have d nerve to call themselves peaceloving and a safe country……shame on u pakis……..i hope america realizes all their dollars dumped in2 pakistan is lyk digging their own grave its better 2 tame a cobra than trusting that bloody shit hole of a country….called PAKISTAN…:-)))))))))

  10. I would certainly stay out of your top 5 – that said I can list at least 10 places in Africa alone you would not get me to go to… EVER!

    At the moment I would have a hard time going to any middle eastern county as well with the unrest there…

    - Peter

  11. please replace the word mindanao in the philippines, coz north cotabato, zamboanga, sulu and tawi2 are parts of mindanao,mindanao is very big island, this region that you stated above is just small part of mindanao, im living in davao city mindanao, my country is very beautiful, im proud to be a Filipino.


  12. Nigeria is a huge country. the total area of danger is less than half a percent, land-wise as well as population wise.

    What if someone said, NY, or even America as a whole is a dangerous country becasue thousands get murdered in some counties (LB,Bronx … whatever) every year.

    We need fair summaries and comparisons, not more of this alarmist, and frankly biased assesments.

  13. super read through many thanks for that share I realy liked as im a newbie this post. I will be back again before long keep up the excellent work

  14. I don’t know much about Haiti but here in America I think Mexico is the most violent country, way more than Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil. You just need to turn on the News and every day there are many violent crimes committed by the drug cartels.

  15. Mexico is NOT THE MOST dangerous country in Latin America. Google murder capita per 100,000. You will see a few South American countries worse than Mexico. With Venezuela, Hondorus being at the top.

    And there are many countries in Middleast and Africa worse than Mexico.

  16. Haiti is not a dangerous place as you suggest. The country is far less violent than its neighbours Dominican Republic, Bahamas and Jamaica, all tourism magnets. According to the most recent crime report by the UN, Haiti had 10 murders per 100,000 habitants. The Dominican Republic, next door, had 25 per 100,000! Haiti’s murder rate is far lower than that of El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico. Even the paradise Costa Rica has a higher murder rate than Haiti.

    Murder rate is very low in most parts of Haiti. The only trouble spots in the country are around the slums of Port-Au-Prince and Gonaives. The rest of the country is neither poor nor violent.

  17. Just one comment: “Kidnapping of visitors is a usual thing” in Brazil? You must be out of your mind. I can think of 10 other countries that are more dangerous.

  18. #Is This man or this woman for real about Haiti? The thing is every time They Go There, they never visit other places excerpt the capital so, they can take Ugly and Nasty pictures To make money so, that they could Survive. And why doesn’t s/he visit other countries like our neighbors Trinidad, Dominican Rep. and Jamaica before s/he Says Crap About Haiti??=]

  19. I been to Haiti is not the most dangerous compare to manila(i been to manila), that’s word from a Dominican. i get the feelings that muslim countries including Israel are more dangerous Turf wise and cartel in mexico are most dangerous that’s my opinion

  20. I have been going to the Philippines since 1986 and even married a filipina in 1988 and still married to this beautifull woman inside out. I agree that Mindanao was dangerous at a particular period due to the muslim unrest.But the rest of the Philippine is beautifull,friendly people ,splendi beaches particulary Boracay and others.My favourite places are Cebu Island and Leyte. If you act decent people will treat you decently.

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