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Written by Punith Jain on May 26, 2020 Share on

Safest Cities to travel in the world – Consider for your next vacation in 2021

Every departing traveller hears this repeated advice,” Travel Safe.” Well, that’s said easier than done right? If safety standards are top priority in your list, there are metrics and studies conducted regularly that attempt to assess and rank the Safest Cities in the world to Travel, and this is dependent on multiple factors.  The Safest Cities Index for 2019 by The Economist assures us that many of our popular cities to travel are among the safest as well.

The ranking was made taking into account 49 separate pointers that included personal security, digital security, infrastructure security, and health security. 

The World’s safest cities 

These are the 20 top safest cities to travel, ranked in order

  1. Tokyo, Japan
  2. Singapore, Singapore
  3. Osaka, Japan
  4. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  5. Sydney, Australia
  6. Toronto, Canada
  7. Washington, D.C.
  8. Copenhagen, Denmark
  9. Seoul, South Korea
  10. Melbourne, Australia
  11. Chicago, Illinois
  12. Stockholm, Sweden
  13. San Francisco, California
  14. London, England
  15. New York City, New York
  16. Frankfurt, Germany
  17. Los Angeles, California
  18. Wellington, New Zealand
  19. Zurich, Switzerland
  20. Hong Kong
Tokyo- safest city to travel
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More often than not most of us most concerned about Personal security when compared to other measures. This takes into account majorly any physical hazards or violent crimes, thus making it more relevant to travellers. Taking this into account the top 10 safest cities in the world to travel are:

  1. Singapore, Singapore 
  2. Copenhagen, Denmark
  3. Hong Kong
  4. Tokyo, Japan 
  5. Wellington, New Zealand 
  6. Stockholm, Sweden 
  7. Osaka, Japan 
  8. Toronto, Canada 
  9. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  10. Sydney, Australia

Safest Cities in the World for Solo Female Travellers

The cherry on the cake is if you’re a solo female traveller safety takes the top spot, hands down. The metrics followed to rank cities for their safety with regards to a solo female tourist is pretty straightforward.

  1. Gender inequality index
  2. Non-partner sexual violence
  3. How safe walking alone at night is 
  4. Intentional homicide of women
  5. Attitudes toward violence against women
  6. Legal discrimination
  7. Global gender gap
  8. Intimate partner violence

For this study, each factor was given a score depending on a prefixed weightage, these scores summed up to a danger index, and the higher the index was, the more dangerous the country was for solo female travellers.

The Top Safest Countries for Solo Females Travellers along with the danger index:

  1. Spain | 212.04
  2. Singapore | 245.26
  3. Ireland | 247.31
  4. Austria | 251.63
  5. Switzerland | 252.78
  6. Norway | 259.92
  7. Portugal | 277.58
  8. Croatia | 286.53
  9. Canada | 290.83
  10. Poland | 291.23
Femle solo traveler
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Read on to understand what some these countries have to offer to you in your next vacation. We have listed down some of our crowd favourites. What are yours?

Japan

Japan is peaceful and crazy at the same time. You can visit the serene temples, play with mischievous monkeys and devour sushis and noodles than what you can handle. Oh! Don’t forget to watch some of the ridiculous Robot shows. Japan has so many things to offer to its travellers, you can go on cycling tours in the backstreets of Kyoto, awe at Mt Fuji in Hakone, and have some crazy, unforgettable nights in Tokyo.

Singapore

Singapore is one of the most urbanized and developed countries in South East Asia, if not the world, without a doubt. This well organized, modern, and spotless city is one of the easiest to travel in South East Asia. It is often compared with Western Europan towns and cities in the U.S. Known as “ the country that banned spitting and gum”, a visit to this tropical country will be one to remember. For people visiting Singapore for the first time, they will be blown away by the cutting edge architecture. Iconic structures like the Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, and the ArtScience Museum will surely grab your attention.

Marina Bay sands- Singapore
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Australia

With the island continent offering so much of diversity, it might be overwhelming for first-time travellers to plan a comprehensive itinerary. The land down under is known for its cuddly wildlife, sandy-white beaches and red, arid centre. The country is filled with an abundance of natural beauty from the outback to Uluru, rainforests, and of course, the Great Barrier Reef. Sydney’s harbour bridge and opera house are man-made masterpieces that are a must-visit.

Germany

The country synonyms with incredible hiking, majestic castles, sausages, and Of course, Beers is diverse and amazing. There are beautiful forests in the west, picturesque “Sound of Music” cities with their historic cathedrals in the south, beaches in the north, and some really lively international music and art scenes in Berlin. 

Switzerland

With its majestic peaks sprinkled in snow and Instagram worthy backdrop everywhere, Switzerland is a dream destination for many. The country is home to striking cliffs (hello Alps!), endless lush fields you want to run through, rich chocolate, towering mountains, small walled medieval towns, glowing lakes, incredible beer, warm and welcoming people. We adore Switzerland and truly hope you will visit and fall in love with Switzerland too!

Switzerland- safest city to travel
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New Zealand 

A country packed with so many things from scenic beauty to adventure, you will need more than one visit to explore the country to its fullest. The adventure capital of the world packs a huge punch into a small space with cosmopolitan cities, breath-taking coastline, an awe-inspiring landscape, and adrenaline-pumping adventures. The land of magical scenery, mystery, and Maori culture, a visit to this incredible country is surely once in a lifetime experience.

Spain

Spain is an all year round destination with its world-class beaches, vibrant nightlife, and endless cultural festival. It has close to 47 UNESCO world heritage sites, making it one of the highest in a country. Your day in Spain will be filled with national parks, historic cities and buildings, pre-historic art, and brilliant landscapes. Every corner of Spain will not fail to impress you from the vineyards of Rioja to the slopes of Sierra Nevada. This colourful country is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.

Spain
Tomatina festival, Credits: Google images

Croatia

With its fairytale-like architecture and breathtaking turquoise beaches, no one can deny the beauty of Croatia. In addition to its magnificent waterfalls, stone castles, and busy beaches, Croatia has things to offer travellers of all kinds. Croatia has a variety of things to offer from delicious Croatian cuisine to sailing around the Split Islands and exploring the historic city of Dubrovnik.

We hope we have given you all a glimpse into some of the safest countries to travel. Not sure how to about planning your next trip? Don’t worry, our folks at Pickyourtrail curates the best itineraries and vacation packages that will cater to your interests. So, Stop Worrying, Start Planning!

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