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What Are The Safest Countries In The World? 7 Places To Add To Your Travel List

What Are The Safest Countries In The World? 7 Places To Add To Your Travel List
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By Christine Andas
By Christine Andas
March 30, 2021
Who wouldn't want to live in one of the world's safest countries? Here are the top seven destinations you need to visit soon:

At this point in time, who wouldn't be willing to reside in any of the safest countries in the world. While an ethereal place on earth sounds implausible at the moment, we've listed seven countries that might come close. The Global Peace Index, a report by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), presents analysed data sets that show which countries are considered the most peaceful.

The Global Peace Index released a ranking based on a few factors, including crime, militarisation, GDP losses, fear, private security, and peacekeeping to name a few. Their rank also has been tested with the on-going pandemic which only proves why these countries belong on the top of the list.

Currently, these are the top seven safest countries in the world:

1/7 Iceland

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Photo: Unsplash

For the fifth time in a row, Iceland takes first place. In this country, tourists and residents can freely roam around without worrying about rampant crime, or weak political and social conditions. Iceland boasts of hyper-effective security and emergency services. This small nation was also able to clamp down on the COVID-19 outbreak. This pandemic isn't their first, after all, and they've learned from their past.

2/7 New Zealand

Lake Clearwater with snowy Mt Potts (2184m) in the background. Canterbury, New Zealand. | Photo from Wikimedia Commons; Michal Klajban
Lake Clearwater with snowy Mt Potts (2184m) in the background. Canterbury, New Zealand. | Photo from Wikimedia Commons; Michal Klajban

When New Zealand announced that the country was free of the COVID-19 virus, many began to wonder how they did it. Well, the community in New Zealand is open-minded and compliant. So when the government rolled out strict protocols to control the onslaught of cases, everyone was eager to conform. Regardless of the pandemic, almost every destination in New Zealand is safe and secure for anyone to wander off to, as they barely have dangerous wildlife looming about.

3/7 Portugal

View during the blue hour of the Dom Luís I Bridge and the city of Porto, Portugal. The bridge, built between 1881 and 1886 spans the Douro River to connect Porto with Vila Nova de Gaia. | Photo from Wikimedia Commons; Diego Delso
View during the blue hour of the Dom Luís I Bridge and the city of Porto, Portugal. The bridge, built between 1881 and 1886 spans the Douro River to connect Porto with Vila Nova de Gaia. | Photo from Wikimedia Commons; Diego Delso

Europe's safest country, Portugal, remains at the third spot for a good reason—it's the low rate of heinous crimes, a stable political state, and harmony among its people. Many have also considered moving to Portugal for its weather, low cost of living, the effective health sector in both public and private institutions, and overall safety

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4/7 Austria

Schönbühel Castle (Schloss Schönbühel) in Schönbühel-Aggsbach, Lower Austria. | Photo from Wikimedia Commons; Uoaei1
Schönbühel Castle (Schloss Schönbühel) in Schönbühel-Aggsbach, Lower Austria. | Photo from Wikimedia Commons; Uoaei1

Despite Austria's current political instability, it earns fourth place as crimes remain low. Considering the pandemic, Austria complies with strict health protocols. They've done what most countries have, but they were also quite consistent. They were one of the first to enforce an early lockdown, successfully preventing more of the infected to reach their soil. They also began random testing to ensure all will be quickly given proper treatment.

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5/7 Denmark

The former Stock-Exchange, Copenhagen, Denmark. | Photo from Wikimedia Commons; Jebulon
The former Stock-Exchange, Copenhagen, Denmark. | Photo from Wikimedia Commons; Jebulon

Apart from being the world's fifth safest country in the world, Denmark is also considered one of the happiest. Denmark does well on social equality and in creating a harmonious community. Perhaps it is because of their culture's shared sense of responsibility for the sake of everyone. Their government also manages to provide what citizens need in their everyday lives. This allows the Danes to freely pursue any career they desire without the ultra-heavy pressures of sustaining themselves or not having enough resources to live.

6/7 Canada

Canada. | Photo: Unsplash
Canada. | Photo: Unsplash

Residing in a cabin far from the vicious city might sound idyllic. But Canada proves that big cities can be safe, too. In Canada, most people feel secure not because there is an absence of crime, but because the crime rates are impressively low. Their police force is trustworthy and responds quickly to the scene.

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7/7 Singapore

View of the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore. | Photo: Unsplash
View of the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore. | Photo: Unsplash

Apart from its grand architecture, effective transportation, and universal healthcare, there are many more reasons why Singapore is branded as one of the safest countries in the world. This progressive nation has a reliable police force that citizens willingly support, a transparent government, and low crime rates. Their COVID-19 response is also excellent—which became a "model" for other neighbouring countries.

The rankings are often shared on the website Vision of Humanity, which is brought by the Institute for Economics and Peace.

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