Revealed: The riskiest countries to visit in 2018


Following the release of its study that revealed that 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 organisations’ need for travel risk mitigation efforts.

To view the global Travel Risk Map 2018, click here

From an African perspective, the following countries are considered very high medical risk countries:

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

The following are considered high medical risk African countries:

  • 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

The following are considered medium medical risk African countries:

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

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


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