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With everything going on in the world, we all need to be that little bit more cautious. And while we all might have a thing for ‘dangerous travel’, it’s always smart to educate yourselves a little bit before venturing into the unknown.
While everyone’s a tad obsessed with the concept of the adrenaline junkie, even the most experienced, brave (and at times reckless) travellers know they shouldn’t gamble with their lives when they’re exploring the globe.
In an effort to help Americans decide on where to go next, a few months back Priceonomics published a report revealing the most dangerous countries for Americans to visit. How did they do it? The whizzy analysts examined tons of travel warnings issues by the State Department, as well as the numbers of Americans killed abroad and the ethics surrounding these warnings overall.
So, who topped the list? According to the people at Priceonomics, the State Department has issued the most travel warnings for Mexico, Mali and Israel over the last few years, but it actually turns out that Americans were actually worse off in countries like Pakistan, Thailand and Honduras.
All the other nations on the list are, in general, under immense pressure from terrorism, drug cartels or are facing some kind of international crisis.
If you’re interested to know where Americans have lost their lives in the most, see the top 10 below:
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American lives lost: 39
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American lives lost: 27
American lives lost: 26
Despite the rankings, all US Citizens are able to safely and freely visit these nations. If in doubt, and for more concrete hyperlocal information, check out the State Department’s travel alerts and warnings page.
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