10 Safest Countries For Expats To Travel for Holidays

Last updated on June 9th, 2023 at 08:45 pm


Protection and security are the utmost concern for foreigners and are frequently listed as a ground for relocating from one country to another, principally among many people who emigrated from Nigeria. 

Foreigners with families are more disposed to move to countries with a high distinctive security ranking – and foreigners that move to countries with a low category often insist on extra payment to cover the additional security they need.

A particular country where you will not have to do this is Iceland – which is rated the safest country in the world, according to the latest Global Peace Index 2018, which rated the major nations in the world by how tranquil they are.


The Institute for Economics and Peace published reports and 163 countries by 23 factors, including homicide rate, political trepidation and deaths from internal disputes. For 11 years in a row, Iceland is top on the list as the world’s safest place to live.

Top 10 Safest Countries In The World

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

Why Iceland Is the safest place in the World

A low rate of a vicious crime

With a high rate of gun ownership in Iceland, the nation is the lowest in vicious crime around the earth with only a 1.8 homicide rate per 100,000 persons yearly, that’s about one-third of the homicide rate compared to the United States of America. This is a country without a military, to say the least, and the police do not carry guns around.

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Iceland also has a policy in place to rehabilitate criminals rather than imprisonment for the rest of their lives.

The prisoners are at liberty to work or undertake educational pursuits. With this form of humane treatment, the criminals afterwards change from their bad ways.

LibertyTo Move Around

People move around freely in Iceland without hitches, and children play around with ease. The environment is safe for holidays and it’s the safest to settle in.

Most likely it is this way because the country’s system is liberal, with fairness and equity to all and sundry.

Ninety-seven per cent (97%) of the citizens are said to be middle class, in other words – they are living a comfortable life. Any society where people live that way will definitely be low on the crime rate. It is in history that police only shot a person in 2013 – rare anywhere in the world.

Apart from being the safest country in the World, Iceland also prides itself to be home to beautiful attractions places foreigners can visit for holidays.

Some of the tourist attractions places in Iceland

  • Blue Lagoon
  • Skaftafell Nature Reserve
  • Mývatn
  • Capital Region
  • The Westman Islands
  • Akureyri
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  • Skaftafell
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • The Golden Circle
  • Skógar
  • Vík
  • Geysir/Gullfoss

With cool, beautiful, and secure hotels like Kvosin Downtown Hotel, Hotel Keflavik, Sandhotel, and ION City Hotel Iceland is a secure country you can visit to have a nice time with your two eyes closed while sleeping.

European countries top the list

Travelling to European countries is something you want to experience again because it is on the top of the safest countries in the World six Countries in all.

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Considering other nations like New Zealand, Canada, Singapore and Japan on the top 10. Australia is 13th, the United Kingdom and the United States of America where lots of foreigners prefer to go were poorly rated on the rankings, represented at 57th and 121st respectively. Gun-related violence is high in the U.S.

“Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world, a position it has held since 2008. New Zealand, Austria, Portugal and Denmark also sit in the top five most peaceful rankings.

Syria remains the least peaceful country in the world, a position it has held for the past five years. Afghanistan, South Sudan, Iraq and Somalia comprise the remaining least peaceful countries,” Global Peace Index says.

Final thought:

Being wealthy as a country is different from being peaceful. While some of the cities in the United States made the list of wealthiest countries, they’re nowhere to be found in this list.

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