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Ranked 1st, US Researchers Deem Singapore The Safest Country To Travel!

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If anyone loves to travel, they will surely pick a place that is not only beautiful but safe. No one wants to go to a country that endangers them. 

As of today, there are 195 countries, but not all of them are suitable for traveling. However, do you know there are 20 countries recommended by Travel Safety Index as the best places to visit? Surprisingly, Singapore, our neighboring country, ranked first on the list!

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Where does this research originate from?

A San Fransisco-based research start-up, The Swiftest, conducted this study. They use data analytics to analyze societal and environmental issues. Moreover, they also provide information for insurance purchases.

Furthermore, in the article released on 1 December, ‘The 50 Most (& Least) Deadly Travel Destinations, Singapore proudly secure its place at number one!

Here are the top 20 countries that scored the best report in the Travel Safety Index (descendingly):

  1. Singapore
  2. Denmark
  3. Netherlands
  4. Switzerland
  5. Israel
  6. Sweden
  7. Austria
  8. Ireland
  9. Italy
  10. Germany
  11. United Kingdom
  12. Spain
  13. Portugal
  14. Greece
  15. Japan
  16. France
  17. Czech Republic
  18. Belgium
  19. Australia
  20. Croatia

Why is Singapore considered the safest to travel to?

According to the study, they acclaim that crime does not pay in Singapore. The aftermath of committing crimes in Singapore is high, even for minor crimes. This factor, combined with high surveillance and the presence of police, crowns Singapore as the world’s safest country to travel to. 

How the research was conducted?

They derive the data by comparing seven factors in 50 countries. Notably, Russia and Ukraine were excluded from the study because of the ongoing conflicts in the region, The Swiftest explained. 

All factors are given 100 points each. Except for the natural disaster score which is only based on 50 points.

What are the factors?

  1. Homicide Rate (0-100 points): The number of intentional homicides per 100,000 people.
  2. Road Traffic Death Rate (0-100 points): The estimated road traffic death rate per 100,000 people.
  3. Poisoning Death Rate (0-100 points): The mortality rate attributed to unintentional poisonings per 100,000 people. 
  4. Unsanitary Conditions Mortality Rate (0-100 points): The mortality rate that attributes to unsafe sanitation, unsafe water, and a lack of proper hygiene per 100,000 people.
  5. Life Years Lost Due to Communicable Diseases (0-100 points): The number of life years lost due to infectious diseases (adjusted for disabilities) per 100,000 people. 
  6. Life Years Lost Due to Injury (0-100 points): Age-standardised and disability-adjusted life years lost due to injuries (including conflict, violence, and self-harm) per 100,000 people. 
  7. Natural Disaster Risk (0-50 points): Based on the risk of a natural disaster such as earthquakes, floods, or cyclones, as well as the ability of the country to handle a disaster should occur. 

Hence, if Singapore is on your must-travel list, don’t worry! It’s verified by experts as the safest country to visit! 

Sources: Mothership, The Swiftest

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