Travel risk: the most dangerous destinations in 2023

Medical and security specialist International SOS has identified Afghanistan as potentially the most dangerous country in the world to visit in 2023.

The organisation’s recently published Risk Map 2023 named Syria the second-most dangerous destination to visit, followed by Ukraine, Mali and Iraq. 

Ukraine and Mali are new additions in 2023, with the remaining countries having featured in both the 2022 and 2021 forecast. While Mali’s security risk has remained high for some time, Ukraine saw the biggest shift over the last 12 months – from ‘medium’ to ‘extreme’ – following Russia’s invasion in February 2022. 

Other nations whose security