For travelers looking for natural beauty and peace of mind, Iceland may be the safest bet according to the latest Global Peace Index list from the Australian Institute of Economics and Peace.
The rankings are based on a report from the Institute for Economics and Peace, which takes into account statistical factors such as murder rates and military expenditure, as well as perceptions of criminality and terrorism levels.
The peace coefficients of 163 countries and regions are then divided into five categories according to their security situation: very high, high, medium, low and very low. Among them, Iceland has been rated as the “Safest country in the world” for the 10th consecutive.
The next nine countries are New Zealand, Austria, Portugal, Denmark, Canada, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Singapore, and Japan.
In its seventh year of civil war, Syria remains at the bottom of the Index, followed by Afghanistan and South Sudan.