Top 10 Safest Places to Travel and Work

Travelling and working abroad is something many adventurous individuals dream of. However, the fear for unsafety and crime may hold them back from realising that dream. While there are some countries that you definitely should not visit when it comes to safety, there still are enough safe options for you to consider. In this blog, we share the 10 safest places to travel and work with you.

#1 Nordic countries in Europe

According to the Global Peace Index, the countries Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland are all represented in the top 25 safest countries of the world. Also, these countries all rank in the top 10 happiest countries of the world. What better destination to visit than one of those places? 

However, please consider that travelling there and the cost of living in those countries is rather expensive. You may want to look into options such as volunteering. On our platform FairestBnb, we connect volunteers with hosts from all over the world in exchange for accommodation (and some of them also offer meals). Perhaps, this might be an interesting option for you!

#2 New Zealand

Second on the list of safest places to travel and work in the world is the country New Zealand. This country has a low crime rate and police officers there do not carry a personal firearm. Also, there are no deadly animals living there, which also is a win-win for those of you who are worrying about that. However, flying to New Zealand is rather expensive and also here the cost of living is somewhat expensive.

#3 Singapore

Singapore has one of the lowest crime rates in the world, making it one of the safest places for you to travel and work. Also in terms of infrastructure-, personal- and digital security, this country ranks high in the global peace rankings. For digital nomads, Singapore is a true paradise, as the digital infrastructure of the country is one of the best in the world.

#4 Slovenia

Slovenia is another great option in Europe for those of you who care about safe travel. Due to its low crime rate and its low risk for terrorism, this country is one of the safest places to travel and work in East Europe. The country is known for its mountains, beautiful ski resorts and lakes and therefore a popular destination for digital nomads and backpackers. 

#5 Japan

One of the countries who has been ranked as one of the safest for the past 12 years is Japan. The country has low crime rates, internal conflict, and political terror. Its capital Tokyo is ranking as the safest city in the world. In terms of cyber-, health-, infrastructure- & personal security Tokyo is a true Valhalla for travellers and definitely one of the safest places to travel and work.

#6 Switzerland

Also ranking in the top 10 of the most peaceful countries in the world is Switzerland. This beautiful country located in Europe has much to offer for those who want to travel and work abroad. Its breathtaking landscapes, friendly locals and cosmopolitan landscapes make it the perfect travel destination.

#7 Chile

Chile is ranking 24th in the Global Peace Index and thereby one of the safest places to travel and work. It has low crime rates and offers travellers a variety of wonderful travel experiences: historic cities, beautiful beaches, deserts and hundreds of beautiful camping spots. All within reach. Also, there are plenty of work opportunities in Chile, which is perfect for digital nomads.

#8 Belgium

This little country is the perfect destination to start your trip through Europe. Belgium is one of the safest countries in Europe and offers historic gems, beautiful infrastructure and breathtaking tourist attractions. Also, other countries such as the Netherlands, Germany and France are nearby; perfect for your Europe roundtrip!

#9 Ireland

While its weather may not be the most inviting, the Irish culture certainly makes up for it. Ireland also ranks high in the ranking of the most peaceful countries worldwide. This makes it one of the safest places to travel and work. Ireland’s beautiful landscapes, cozy pubs and cultural traditions are definitely worth witnessing from nearby.

#10 Portugal

Ranking third on the list of most peaceful countries worldwide is Portugal. This country is considered one of the safest places to travel and work because of its low crime rates. Due to the high police presence, crime in this country is under control. Also, the country has reduced its unemployment rate from 17% to 7%, which makes it a great destination for digital nomads.

Looking for safe accommodations?

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