The dangerous countries in the world include popular British spots such as Thailand
The most dangerous countries in the world have been revealed by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in their annual Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report.
The report analyses the tourism in 136 countries around the world to compile the list.
To form the ranking, the WEF “measures the extent to which a country exposes tourists and businesses to security risks mainly related to serious harm to people (violence and terrorism).”
And one country which makes the list is a popular destination for my British tourists.
The country of Thailand made the list at number 19, with the south recording 6,500 deaths in the past 13 years.
Not only is the region that includes provinces of Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Songkhla high in violence, but martial law is currently in effect.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued a warning for the four provinces.
The website states: “Since 2004, there have been almost daily attacks in Thailand’s deep south, including arson, bombings and shootings.
“No British nationals have been killed in these attacks, but some foreigners have been killed and injured.
“The FCO advise against all but essential travel to the provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkhla.”
The most dangerous countries in the world have been revealed
The top spot for the most dangerous country in the world was taken by Colombia
However, the top spot for the most dangerous country in the world was taken by Colombia.
With many violent gangs often known for kidnapping, trafficking and stealing, the country has also suffered from terrorism throughout, especially in the bigger cities.
More popular destinations for Britons heading on holiday that are deemed unsafe include Egypt, due to extremist groups including ISIS known for targeting tourist sites, and Jamaica, which is prone to violent acts of crime on the island.
The full list of countries include:
3. El Salvador
17. South Africa
20. The Democratic Republic of Congo
Dangerous countries include Thailand where violence is prevalent in the south
It has also been revealed when the most dangerous time of the year is to choose to go on holiday.
A Travelzoo study found that 97 per cent of Britons state safety is their biggest concern when choosing a destination for a trip abroad.
However, travelling in Europe from June to August is considered high season and most at risk.
Whilst low season doesn’t eliminate the risk, it can prove slightly safer.