Travel Miscellany

The most secure locations to go to in 2022

Along side the upcoming sixty fifth anniversary of its first publication in 1957, Frommer’s has revealed a particular checklist of elite locations: the Most secure Locations to Go within the coming yr.

Utilizing what they declare is a bunch of internationally revered measures together with the International Peace Index by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and the World Well being Group (WHO), the writers and editors of Frommer’s collaborated to plot a concise roster of potential trip places which have ranked on the high of their class in a spread of health-and-safety-related classes which might be helpful to vacationers.

The checklist is designed to spark dialogue and encourage journey in our period of elevated warning. Right here is their checklist:

Greatest healthcare: Norway

Cleanest air: Southern Ocean

Cleanest water: Puerto Williams, Southern Chile

Most peaceable (world): Iceland

Least self-harm: The Caribbean

Most peaceable (Latin America): Costa Rica

Most secure U.S. state for pedestrians: Vermont

Most secure U.S. state for biking: Washington


Longest life expectancy: Japan

To me, at the very least, the checklist appears to be a somewhat ‘combined bag’. Why we’ve got a spot for probably the most peaceable nation globally, in addition to one for Latin America, however not for every other elements of the world, appears somewhat odd and inconsistent. Equally, they announce the most secure US states for pedestrians and cyclists (however not for drivers, curiously), but there isn’t a data introduced for this on a worldwide foundation. As for saying the place the least self-harm is, that appears somewhat bizarre additionally… would you even ever use this as a criterion for selecting the place to journey?! The concept for those who go on vacation to the Caribbean, you might be then by some means much less prone to have interaction in self-harm, appears absurd to me.

In 2021, the International Peace Index declared these 10 international locations because the most secure international locations on the planet:

Skogafoss Waterfall at Night, Iceland

1. Iceland
2. New Zealand
3. Portugal
4. Austria
5. Denmark
6. Canada
7. Singapore
8. Czech Republic
9. Japan
10. Switzerland

Solely two of those – Iceland and Japan – get a point out in Frommer’s checklist.

I additionally discover it odd to see no point out of COVID. Deep Information Group’s report – which appears at elements resembling quarantine effectivity, authorities effectivity, monitoring and detection, healthcare readiness, nation vulnerability and emergency preparedness, got here up with a listing that claims these international locations are the ‘most secure’ with regards to COVID:

1. Germany
2. New Zealand
3. South Korea
4. Switzerland
5. Japan
6. Australia
7. China
8. Austria
9. United Arab Emirates
10. Singapore