With all the craziness that goes on these days, it seems like there’s nowhere to go on vacation. The wave of violence and the horrific acts committed in the name of religious beliefs put a serious damper in touristic activities all over the world.
However, not the whole word is targeted and there are still amazing places you can see in 2016. No need to stay home during your vacation. To make sure you get the best out of your free time, let’s take a look over the countries to avoid this year.
Countries on the African West Coast
If you value your health, then countries like Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia should be off your bucket list. Here was the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in 2014 and 2015 and, even though the authorities say they contained the problem, it’s still extremely risky to go there.
To make things worse, medical services are difficult to obtain and the hospitals and clinics lack basic equipment. Not to mention that you should be some sort of celebrity to get an ambulance.
The country was destroyed by war, civil actions, and terrorist attacks so there’s nothing you may want to see there. Foreign tourists and people who travel there for professional reasons are the main targets of terrorist attacks. While the country is not considered a viable threat for 2016, it’s still difficult to trust things got right in such a short period of time. So, if you value your safety and you want to have a good time, Bangladesh should be avoided for the time being.
While this may sound like an exotic vacation in a Latin country, it’s best to reconsider your plans. The biggest threat here is represented by bands that kidnap foreigners and ask for huge in return. This is definitely not the kind of adventure you want to have during vacation time!
We all know that Syria is going through some difficult times right now and that the country is an active war zone. Even more, Syrian people are running from their own country.
This is another country with rising levels of violence. The political instability and the mixture of cultures, can lead to a civil war at any time. It is indeed a very beautiful country, but for now Turkey should not be on your list.
Other countries to avoid are: Ukraine, Yemen, Kenya, Somalia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. All these countries are either at war or are the epicenter of a life-threatening disease.