25 Most Dangerous Places To Visit As A Tourist

While some places are on this list due to armed conflicts and violence, other places are on the list thanks to physical or biological calamities. Regardless of the reasons, the one thing all of these places have in common is that most western governments do not advise travel to them unless it is absolutely necessary. These are the 25 most dangerous places to visit as a tourist. In case you’re wondering, being on this list doesn’t necessarily mean the entire country is bad to visit (although it can). Just make sure to check on regional travel warnings.

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25

Panama/Colombia

dangerous travel

Pertaining specifically to the Darian Gap region on the border of the two nations, this strip of jungle is not only one of the most inaccessible and inhospitable areas in the world, a strong presence of armed guerrillas and drug traffickers earn this place a spot on our list.

24

Israel/Gaza

dangerous travel

Although not all of Israel would fall into this category, certain areas in and around the Gaza Strip as well as the West Bank are not currently stable enough to be recommended as travel destinations.

23

Georgia

dangerous travel

This travel warning would primarily relate to the South Ossetia region. It could be extended to other regions of the former Soviet Union as well, including North Ossetia and Chechnya. Terrorism, kidnapping, and armed conflict in these regions make travel very inadvisable.

22

Republic of Congo

dangerous travel

Except for the cities of Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo would probably not be the best place to take your relaxing summer vacation. Numerous terrorist organizations have been very active in the region.

21

Mauritania

dangerous travel

Because of a sharp rise in terrorist activity and threats against western interests, many governments have issued travel warnings for Mauritania.



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