See nation-by-nation international travel risk rankings when you take advantage of this helpful map.
International travel risk is always top of mind for travel managers. Much can go wrong when employees are visiting other countries, and it’s difficult to provide assistance and support to team members who are traveling internationally.
International SOS and Control Risks have jointly published the 2019 Risk Outlook Map, which ranks the security risk of countries around the world. Read on to learn more about the methodology used to create this map, as well as to see what countries rank as high and low-security risks.
How Various Countries Rank
There are ways to reduce risk while traveling, but some destinations will always remain more dangerous than others. The 2019 Risk Outlook Map provides a snapshot of country rankings that are based on a range of factors, including:
- Transportation infrastructure
- Industrial relations
- Security and emergency service effectiveness
- Natural disaster susceptibility
When those factors are taken into account, all or part of following countries/areas rank high on the international travel risk scale:
- Central African Republic
- South Sudan
- The Gaza Strip
- Egypt (part)
- Nigeria (part)
- Ukraine (part)
Conversely, the entirety of the following nations rank low on the international travel risk scale:
- Norway (plus Svalbard)
- Denmark (plus the Faroe Islands)
- Cape Verde
While the countries listed just above rank as “insignificant” on the risk scale, the United States, Canada, China, Australia, the United Kingdom and much of Europe rank as “low” risk. Large portions of South America (including Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
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As alluded to above, some nations are divided into different risk categories. Mexico, for example, is a blend of “medium” and “high” risk areas. See the full map here.
How Does Your Company Approach Risk Management?
The difference between duty of care and risk management can sometimes be confusing, but the two actually work hand in hand. All companies have a duty of care responsibility to support traveling team members no matter where they may be in the world. How companies support their travelers is risk management.
How does your company approach risk management? If you have team members traveling on a regular basis, and certainly if you have team members traveling overseas in high-risk parts of the world, a strong risk management strategy is essential.
At JTB Business Travel, we provide personalized duty of care and risk mitigation as part of our comprehensive suite of services. If you and your company are concerned about international travel risk, we can help.