Travelling is an incredible way to visit remote and extraordinary places all over the world. The planet is so diverse that it is understandable why people want to discover all seven continents. Unfortunately, war, terrorism, political instability, natural disasters and poverty make some countries off-limits for wander-seeking travellers. Discover the 10 most dangerous countries you’ll have to cross off your bucket list for now.
This South American country has had bloody conflicts with communist guerrilla warfare groups as well as with powerful drug lords. Violent crimes have been raging the country for 4 decades now and even though peace agreements were made in 2016, some parts of the country are still too dangerous to visit.
Land of lions, elephants, rhinoceros and leopards, Kenya has some of the most beautiful panoramas in the world but unfortunately, the political instability and violent and common terrorist attacks make it one of the most dangerous countries in the world.
Venezuela has been going through a horrible economic crisis and political unrest, which has created a human rights crisis. There is no food, violent protests are numerous and the murder rate is increasing drastically.
Ukraine is still in a conflict with its powerful neighbour Russia. Russia has taken over the Crimean peninsula and has thus created a military confrontation within this region as well as the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
Political violence and anti-American governement groups have made this a very unsafe place for American tourists. There are many ISIS and Taliban training camps in Pakistan so this country should definitely be avoided at all costs.
6. El Salvador
This Central American country is gorgeous and full of natural beauty. However, the drug violence and gang violence in El Salvador is too important to ignore. Kidnappings are frequent and the country has never recovered from its civil war.
There are many terrorists groups still active in Yemen. It is not unheard of for rebel groups to kidnap and detain Americans and Europeans for political power.
Honduras, located in Central America, is one of the deadliest places on earth since it has one of the highest murder rates in the world. It is also one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, which means government corruption and drug trafficking dictate the law. This country is very unsafe for women travellers.
Nigeria, particularly northeast Nigeria is extremely dangerous. The jihadist militant group Boko Haram has been terrorizing the country for many years, which makes it one of the most dangerous countries in the world to visit.
The home of the pyramids is still not a safe place to travel to depending on which part you want to visit. Terror groups and uprisings are not uncommon as well as threats of attacks. You’ll have to wait a while to see some of the most wonderful wonders of the world.