Map identifies riskiest countries to visit in 2018

Travel News 28 Nov 2017

Following the release of International SOS, Global Business Resilience Trends Watch survey, the survery revealed risk ratings are the reason why 42% of organisations globally modified their travel itineraries in 2017, International SOS and Control Risks have launched the Travel Risk Map 2018.

The map is released each year by International SOS and Control Risks to help companies better understand the risks in the market where they operate and travel. It displays each country’s medical rating and travel security risk rating. 

The result is a comprehensive overview of risks by destination, highlighting to organisations the need for travel risk mitigation efforts.

Countries in African considered very high medical risk:

  • Libya
  • Niger
  • Niamey
  • Burkina Faso
  • Guinea
  • Sierra Leone
  • Liberia
  • Central African Republic
  • South Sudan
  • Eritrea
  • Yemen
  • Somalia
  • Burundi

Countries in African considered high medical risk:

  • Algeria
  • Mauritania
  • Mali
  • Chad
  • Nigeria
  • Bamako
  • Ghana
  • Cote D’Ivoire
  • Sudan
  • Ethiopia
  • Cameroon
  • Gabon
  • Congo
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Uganda
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Malawi
  • Angola
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Mozambique
  • Madagascar
  • Swaziland
  • Lesotho

Countries in African considered medium medical risk:

  • Morocco
  • Egypt
  • Senegal
  • Namibia Botswana
  • Tunisia
  • Botswana
  • Namibia

South African is the only African country considered to be low medical risk.

For any travel enquiries for your travels in Africa, please contact your FCM Travel Solutions Travel Manager