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The World's Safest Countries and Cities for Travel

Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection has released its annual State of Travel Insurance - Safest Destinations report, which identifies the safest countries and cities. Find out more about the safest cities in the world

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The New Year brings new opportunities for travelling, but choosing a destination can be a difficult task. Safety is becoming a key factor when choosing a destination, especially for solo travellers, who are increasing in number, according to a survey by Booking.com. 59% of travellers dream of travelling alone in 2024. When looking for the perfect holiday destination, you should always keep your own safety in mind.

Features of the rating of the safest cities and countries in the world

For those who have travel plans for 2024, Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection has released its ninth annual report, The State of Travel Insurance - The Safest Destinations. This report identifies the safest countries and cities in the world, which can give you confidence and inspire your travel choices for 2024.

By analysing responses from 1,702 travellers and third-party data sources, the company assessed various aspects such as terrorism, extreme weather, health measures and the safety of underrepresented groups. The ranking also takes into account data and information from the US Department of State, The Economist and Global Finance.

This report can be a useful companion tool for those planning their future travels, helping them make informed decisions about safety and comfort when travelling in 2024.

Country leaders in terms of safety in 2024

In 2024, Canada ranks first on the Global Peace Index. Thanks to its diversity, inclusiveness and low crime rate, Canada attracts tourists from all over the world. From multicultural cities like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver to incredible national parks like Jasper, Banff and Prince Edward Island, the country offers many unforgettable opportunities.

15 safest countries in the world:

1. Canada;

2. Switzerland;

3. Norway;

4. Ireland;

5. Netherlands;

6. United Kingdom;

7. Portugal;

8. Denmark;

9. Iceland;

10. Australia;

11. New Zealand;

12. Japan;

13. France;

14. Spain;

15. Brazil.

Ranked second among the safest countries in the world, Switzerland attracts travellers with its peacefulness and low crime rate. Dynamic cities, clear lakes and majestic mountain landscapes make it an attractive destination for active recreation and peace of mind.


In third place is Norway, which is famous for its low crime rate and high quality of life. Norway impresses with its stunning landscapes, clean air and friendly atmosphere.

Both countries offer travellers an unforgettable experience and the opportunity to relax in peace and safety while enjoying the magnificent natural beauty and hospitality of the locals.

The safest cities in the world in 2024

Honolulu, the capital of the Hawaiian Islands, tops the list of the safest cities in the world. Surrounded by mountains and vast beaches, this city not only attracts tourists with its beauty, but also has a low crime rate and a high quality of life. There are no incentives to travel here, but the city's high safety rating adds to its appeal to tourists.

15 safest cities in the world:

1. Honolulu;

2. Montreal;

3. Reykjavík;

4. Sydney;

5. Amsterdam;

6. Dubai;

7. Copenhagen;

8. London;

9. Seoul;

10. Venice;

11. Tokyo;

12. Berlin;

13. Paris;

14. Barcelona;

15. Orlando.