10 of the Safest Countries That You Should Add to Your Travel Bucket List

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Solo traveling has never been as popular as it is today, with millions of people worldwide choosing to spend their vacations alone. However, it certainly has its upsides, as it allows you to plan the trip on your own and gives you the freedom to do exactly what you want when you want.

With that in mind, a travel forum user considering a solo vacation has recently asked the community for the safest places to visit as a lone traveler. Here are the ten most popular responses.

1. Italy

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Italy is a beautiful country with many popular spots, including Rome, Venice, and the Amalfi Coast. One user also said that they felt safe while traveling the country. They said: “I’d recommend Rome and a train to Venice if you’ve never been there. It’s a good choice for traveling alone, just a walk through nighttime Rome is entertainment by itself.”

2. Japan

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Japan is known for being one of the cleanest and friendliest countries in the world, and it is also very safe, according to one traveler on Reddit. They said: “For a girl alone, the safest is Japan,” while another person said, “A girlfriend of mine recently went to Japan alone and said it was great.”

3. Singapore

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Singapore was a popular suggestion that several Redditors put forward. One of them said: “Singapore has plenty to see and do. It’s very safe and very clean. The variety of food is fantastic.” Another person agreed, saying, “You can walk around Singapore after midnight without fear.”

4. Sweden

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One user recommended Sweden for solo travel. They said: “Sweden was the safest I’ve ever felt in a country, especially in the smaller cities. Everyone keeps to themselves.”

5. Canada

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Canada was another suggestion that popped up more than once, despite concerns about wildlife. One user said: If by safety you mean people, I’d recommend Canada, but be prepared for wildlife encounters.”

6. Australia

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Australia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world due to its beautiful scenery and famous cities. It’s also very safe, with one user saying: “It looks really good, and generally Australia is Safe, but look out for the spiders.”

7. Cuba

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One Redditor suggested Cuba based on their experience of a recent trip there. They said: “Cuba is by far the safest place I’ve been. I even left the resort and traveled a couple of hours away to meet people. It was a fantastic place to visit.”

8. UAE

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One person used evidence and data to put forward his case for the United Arab Emirates. They said: “If we’re talking lowest crime rates UAE takes the cake, and it’s not even close.”

9. Iceland

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Iceland, a popular tourist spot for seeing the Northern Lights, was suggested by a user who said: “I went to Iceland by myself last year (I’m a girl) and it felt very safe. I went whale watching, saw the northern lights, and went to the blue lagoon all alone. Everyone was very polite, and no one bothered me at all.”

10. United Kingdom

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Finally, the United Kingdom was put forward. One user said: “The countryside in the UK. Walk the right paths, and you’ll see nothing but sheep. Plus absolutely beautiful scenery if you’re somewhere like the Lake District.”

Top 10 Safest Countries

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Is there anywhere on this list that you feel shouldn’t be on there? Alternatively, have you ever been somewhere alone that you would recommend for safety? Let us know in the comments.

Read the full list of responses here. This article is produced and syndicated by The Impulse Traveler.

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