The 10 Safest Countries to Visit

Vacation in the safest countries to dodge violence, viruses and pickpockets.

Three men at dusk walk away from the camera on a Costa Rican beach, carrying surf boards
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Global Peace Index data updated on June 29, 2023.

Planning international travel? Make sure you know the safest countries to visit based on solid data, not just sensational news reports. And when in doubt, check some of the travel advisory sites provided here for a full picture of a country's safety profile.

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Ellen Kennedy
Personal Finance Editor,

Ellen writes and edits personal finance stories, especially on credit cards and related products. She also covers the nexus between sustainability and personal finance. She was a manager and sustainability analyst at Calvert Investments for 15 years, focusing on climate change and consumer staples. She served on the sustainability councils of several Fortune 500 companies and led corporate engagements. Before joining Calvert, Ellen was a program officer for Winrock International, managing loans to alternative energy projects in Latin America. She earned a master’s from the U.C. Berkeley in international relations and Latin America. 

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