Travel destinations: Eight safest countries to holiday in

20 August 2018, 04:44 PM
Safest counties to live ( Photo: Twitter/ @kammir12345 )
Safest counties to live ( Photo: Twitter/ @kammir12345 )

Safety issue is on every traveller’s mind as the world today is filled with strife and conflict, and crime rate in many countries are increasing according to reports. In fact, a study held by The Institute of Economics and peace states that the world has been the least peaceful these past 10 years. So, for those of you who are looking to travel and holiday in safe destinations, these eight safest counties will be the perfect getaway for a completely relaxing and rejuvenating vacation.

While world peace has been a major concern, these eight countries have managed to maintain peace and harmony, unaffected by the ongoing domestic or international conflicts, to remain in the top eight safest countries to live in. Travel to these safest places and bring home some great stories.


A small Buddhist country in the Himalaya’s eastern edge, Bhutan has been continually ranked as the happiest country of all Asia and also of the world. A country completely isolated from outside influence the country operates with minimal modern conveniences yet maintains a society so peaceful putting the advanced countries to shame.


This country sure has the mark of being dubbed one of the safest counties in the world. Hence, it is not surprising that Denmark regularly ranks among the happiest country in the world. Other than the minor conflict it shares with Canada over an uninhabited island, the main source of conflict is the confusion of which island or harbour to bask in next.

New Zealand

A country straight out of an animated movie, New Zealand is one of the world's best destination for awestruck adventure travel apart from having less incidents of violence and internal conflicts.


Perhaps, it is true a strong government makes a peaceful country. Another European country for peace seekers, Austria is known to have low imports of weapon and peaceful elections.


A country, where nature is alive at its most raw, Iceland has a dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. And for the tenth row, Iceland has topped the safety index. Plus, it claims to be the only country in the world without mosquitoes. Anyone packing their backpacks yet?


Apart from being one among the forefront in technological advancements, this small country also tops in the peace index. Another peaceful country with limited access to weapons resulting to less homicides, Japan has been climbing the chart of the safest countries. The Island of Okinawa is also known for having a population with the longest life span.

Czech Republic

These European counties sure do know how to maintain peace because Czech Republic is yet another European country among the safest. A country that showed the world how a transition of power can happen sans violence, Violent Revolution, the Czech Republic now prides in low per capita military spending and relatively lesser acts of crime.


With people flogging this beautiful country more than ever, Portugal is yet another safest country that is relatively affordable with added breath-taking beauty. This safe haven of a country makes the rest of the world look as though violence and political-related instability are practically non-existent.
First Published: Monday, August 20, 2018 02:44 PM
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