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Slovenia among the safest countries for travellers

Ljubljana, 18 November - Slovenia is one of the safest countries in the world for travellers, faring very well in all three key indicators - security, medical risks and road safety, shows a risk world map for 2020 released by the SOS International NGO.

The Peri─Źnik waterfall in the Julian Alps, north-west.
Photo: Daniel Novakovi─Ź/STA
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On a 1-5 scale for security, Slovenia places among only a handful of European countries with "insignificant" travel security risks alongside Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Iceland and Greenland.

The country also places highest in the category of medical risks, which are deemed "low" alongside much of Western Europe, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Its road safety ranking is a bit worse, as it has a mortality rate of 10-19.9 persons killed in car accidents per 100,000 persons, again on a par with the majority of West European countries, Canada and Australia.

The most dangerous countries in the world in all three categories are Libya, Somalia, Afghanistan and Venezuela.

The world risk map is available at

© STA, 2019