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Most dangerous holiday destinations

The Active Times Logo By Hristina Byrnes of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 17: Traveling is often referred to as the only thing you can buy that makes you richer. But it comes with a lot of risks. From dangerous airports to roads and theme parks, vacation destinations boast thrilling adventure opportunities but hide precarious personal safety conditions. While Syria, Iraq and South Sudan are the world’s most unsafe countries in 2016, according to the Global Peace Index (GPI), they are not tourism hot spots. The following list is based on travel alerts and warnings issued by the U.S. Department of State and the UK Foreign Office, as well as the GPI.

Most dangerous holiday destinations

Travelling is often referred to as the only thing you can buy that makes you richer. But it comes with a lot of risks. From dangerous airports to roads and theme parks, vacation destinations boast thrilling adventure opportunities but hide precarious personal safety conditions. While Syria, Iraq and South Sudan are the world’s most unsafe countries in 2016, according to the Global Peace Index (GPI), they are not tourism hot spots. The following list is based on travel alerts and warnings issued by the U.S. Department of State and the UK Foreign Office, as well as the GPI.

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