International SOS and Control Risks recently released their updated interactive travel map which helps travelers and organizations assess the risk of going to countries all over the world.
To determine the risk level for each country, they take into account several factors: political stability, infrastructure, social services, climate, etc.
They release the map annually and this year there are some notable travel warning changes, particularly to countries located in Eastern Europe and the Caribbean.
You can find the interactive map at travelriskmap.com. We’ve included some screenshots of the map below to illustrate how it works. The map is color-coded and breaks down a specific country’s medical, security, or road safety risk level.
According to a survey held by International SOS and Control Risks, 58% of respondents changed their travel plans during 2017 due to a security risk. 43% named natural disasters as a reason they changed their travel plans, followed by 42% for a country’s risk level rating.
Yet, according to their survey, fewer respondents believed travel risk was on the rise as compared to the 2017 poll.
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