Finland ranked as the safest country in the world for tourists!

The World Economic Forum presents a report about the different countries of the world according to how do they rank in certain categories every 2 years. This year the Forum made a list of 136 countries and ranked them regarding the safety for tourists. Some of the main criteria for this ranking were how much every country exposes tourists to danger and how violence and terrorism affect business.

The Forum named Finland as the safest country in the world for tourists with the United Arab Emirates securing the 2nd spot and Iceland finishing at 3rd position.

Finland ranked as the safest country in the world for tourists

What might surprise you is how the Forum ranked such countries as the UK and the US. The United Kindom came in at 78th place whereas the United States of America is the only 84th safest country in the world. Way below Zimbabwe which finished at 60th position.

At the bottom of the list we find Colombia with Yemen, El Salvador, Pakistan and Nigeria ranked as only a little bit safer.

Top 10 safest countries in the world are:

  • Finland
  • The United Arab Emirates
  • Iceland
  • Oman
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Norway
  • Switzerland
  • Rwanda
  • Qatar

You can find the whole list below:

In another ranking by the Forum, Spain was named as the most tourist-friendly country because of what it can offer culture-and-nature-wise and thanks to its developed tourism infrastructure. The second place was taken by France despite a lot of recent terrorist attacks.

The most important categories for this list were hygiene, safety, security, and information technology. Then the average score is counted for each country.

The TOP 10 world’s most tourist-friendly countries:

  • Spain
  • France
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • The United Kingdom
  • The United States
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • Canada
  • Switzerland

So as we can see, the lists of most welcoming and safest countries are rather different. What were your experiences? Do you think the list is a little bit wrong? Share your opinion in the comments field!