12 Most Dangerous Places in the World
You know not to plan a vacation for North Korea or Iraq, but there are still plenty of desirable locations where the traveling can be tricky—or downright deadly. Read through our list to keep your family safe.
While plenty of people dream of setting their sights on the colorful castles of St. Petersburg, the U.S. State Department advises giving the entire country a hard pass. While not all areas are risky, rumors of planned terrorist attacks and the fact that police officers may target American citizens for mistreatment or extortion have earned Russia a Level 3—reconsider your plans. If you do go, to stay safe you should steer clear of demonstrations, keep yourself updated on the local news, and remain alert in any area where westerners travel. By the way, do you know why you shouldn’t smile at strangers in Russia? Here are 12 things you should never do in different countries around the world.
The U.S. State Department is clear about travel to this Middle East Nation: “No part of Yemen is safe from violence.” Because terrorist groups continuously plot and execute attacks, tourist locations, buses or trains, shopping malls and other public areas are threatened with bombs and armed conflict. This has been the case for years, considering the U.S. Embassy left its base in February of 2015, meaning there is no American protection on the ground. Next, check out these places that you might think are dangerous but are actually safer than you think.