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(TRAVPR.COM) France, March 30th, 2023 - The 10 safest countries to travel to in 2023  

For release on Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Epidemic risks, violence, terrorism, natural disasters, ... the risks are numerous when you travel. Philtr draws up its 2023 ranking of the safest countries to travel to.

Before leaving on a trip, it is important to measure the different risks that one can incur, whether it is for tourism or for work-related reasons. The website, specialized in travel insurance and health insurance for expatriates, launches the second edition of its "country risk index" which allows you to quantify the degree of risk when you travel abroad.

This index, ranging from 0 to 100, has been established using 4 main risk criteria :

  • violence and terrorism

  • natural disasters

  • health (epidemics, sanitary facilities, air quality, ...)

  • transport

See our complete methodology (FR)

The 10 safest countries in 2023

  1. Singapore 93.7 / 100 (+1)

  2. Switzerland 90.0 / 100 (-1)

  3. Iceland 88.1 / 100 (+3)

  4. Norway 87.5 / 100 (-1)

  5. Luxembourg 86.6 / 100 (-1)

  1. Denmark 85.6 / 100 (+1)

  2. Qatar 84.3 / 100 (+3)

  3. Japan 82.4 / 100 (+3)

  4. Sweden 82.1 / 100 (+6)

  5. Slovenia 81.9 / 100 (+2)

See our pdf infographics.

The figures in brackets are the changes between this ranking and the previous ranking from 2020.

#1 Singapore

Singapore is at the top of the world ranking (+1 place compared to the previous 2020 ranking). The island enjoys an ideal environment for travelers, especially in terms of security (almost no violence). Singapore is also very well rated in terms of health. It is thanks to the low health risks that Singapore takes the first place of the ranking.

#2 Switzerland

Switzerland loses its first place but remains an extremely safe country to travel. The risks are insignificant: excellent health facilities, very little violence and very few transportation accidents.

#3 Iceland

Iceland has made a great step forward and enters the podium of the safest countries in the world to travel. A popular tourist destination with its volcanic landscapes and an omnipresent nature. One of the best destinations for a van trip (very low accident rate).

The most dangerous countries

The site also lists the 10 most dangerous countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Burundi, Congo, Chad, Lesotho, Uganda, Gambia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Quote :

"This indicator is not exclusively calculated from data related to violence. It also includes data related to health, transportation safety and natural disasters for example," explains David Dumont, President of

"In addition to this global risk indicator, which is based on a precise methodology and reliable data, we have also detailed for each country the specific risks of epidemics, air quality, the presence of blacklisted airlines, etc... The traveler therefore has a clear vision of the main sources of risk that await him", says David Dumont.

Note: Interpretation of the rankings for Ukraine and Russia must take into account the fact that most of the data used pre-date the February 2022 war and therefore do not reflect the actual state of these countries.

Useful links :

  • Ranking :

  • Infographics (pdf) :

  • Methodology (in french) :

Learn more about Philtr :

Philtr is an insurance comparator, dedicated to travel insurance and insurance for expatriates. was created in 2019 by David Dumont and Nicolas Rusig, two travelers who are as well tech and data enthusiasts.

The 2023 ranking is the second edition of the safest countries ranking (the first one dates from 2020). The first ranking has been shared in more than a hundred media around the world (India, Canada, Switzerland, Morocco, ...) and is used by many tourists and companies for the travel of their employees.

Contact press :   David Dumont : / 06 25 72 11 75

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