Most Dangerous Countries for American Travelers
Travel Advisories and the Most Dangerous Countries for American Travelers
OK. This is information we all want to know. Right?
But, it is equally important to understand this information before we simply go off willy-nilly and write off a whole country before you have an understanding of the facts behind the numbers. Deal?
After all, if the United States were on this list, then we all know that there is a world of difference between traveling to the south side of Chicago versus some small farming community in the heart of our nation. Right?
The same can be said of Mexico. Mexico is a very large country, and certainly, some of the border areas are indeed dangerous. However, the vast majority of Mexico is filled with safe areas with locals very friendly to America travelers.
Further, the information in the charts to the right is distilled from many years of information and as we all know, time changes things.
Further, while Mexico shows up with the highest number of Americans killed, you must also understand that vastly more American travel to Mexico than any other nation in the world. Therefore, again, just looking at these numbers and making quick judgments is unfair.
For example, the article that I am sharing my reference material from shares that over 71 million people visited Mexico producing a death rate per capita of .84, while Pakistan has a per capita death rate of 3.54.
Therefore, Pakistan is significantly more dangerous than Mexico.
So, here’s your homework.
If you are considering a visit to any of the countries on this list, then go see what the U.S. State Department is currently advising click here, and then go read this article to understand better the findings behind the numbers presented above.
I struggled to share this information with you because I didn’t want to be an alarmist. On the other hand, If I were taking my bride to a destination on the road less traveled, I would want to go only if informed and with my eyes wide open.
Fair enough? 🙂
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